02/23/2011 02:24 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

California Budget: California GOP Lawmakers Band Together To Oppose Jerry Brown Tax Plan

Two-thirds of Republicans in the California Legislature announced Wednesday that they were forming a new group and pledged not only never to vote to raise taxes but also to block efforts to place a tax-hike measure before voters.
The group's creation is a stick in the eye for Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat whose budget plan is based on allowing a public referendum on extending taxes in June.

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