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Anti-Tax Groups Gearing Up to Fight Brown’s New Tax Measure

Aired 3/16/12 on KPBS News.

Anti-tax and conservative groups say they're ready to campaign against the new tax proposal from California Governor Jerry Brown.

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Jon Coupal appears with several Republican state lawmakers at a recent Capitol news conference.
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Above: Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Jon Coupal appears with several Republican state lawmakers at a recent Capitol news conference.

News of a compromise between the governor and the coalition of progressive groups behind the Millioniares Tax took the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association by surprise.

But the association's president, Jon Coupal, said he disagrees with the governor's contention that the deal "makes victory more likely."

"I see this so-called compromise position as a compromise between the left and the ultra-left," said Coupal. "And so I think from a coalition perspective on our side, it's going to be very easy to defeat."

Coupal said the concessions Brown made to get the Millionaires Tax backers on board will be hard for business groups to accept. The governor agreed to cut his proposed sales tax increase in half, tax the rich more than in his original measure, and have that income tax increase expire after seven years instead of five.

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