Schools want governor ’s tax extension

If taxes die, so will classes, officials say

Even in a best case scenario, Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget is going to be painful for schools.
The economic realities of the state’s $27-billion deficit are expected to hurt every sector, and perhaps public education the most.
But how hard schools are hit depends on whether Brown can muster support to extend a variety of state tax increases for five years. The first hurdle will be to convince Republican lawmakers to place the measure on the June ballot. Then voters would decide whether...

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