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Brown stays silent on reports of tax extensions

Judy Lin,
Associated Press
Associated Press file photoGovernor Jerry Brown
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. and#8212; Gov.-elect Jerry Brown is keeping quiet about his plans to tackle a $28 billion budget deficit despite reports that he plans a special election to extend temporary tax increases.

Brown adviser Steve Glazer said Thursday that next month is the appropriate time for the incoming governor to lay out his plan in full. The governor has to propose a budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year by Jan. 10.

The Los Angeles Times and The Sacramento Bee, citing unnamed sources, have reported that Brown will propose extending temporary state taxes that are set to expire by July.

The temporary increases in the sales and income taxes and vehicle license fee were approved in February 2009. Glazer would neither confirm nor deny Brown’s interest in extending those taxes.


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