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Brown entreats governors for tax extension

SACRAMENTO (Press Release) – California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott and members of the board of governors on Monday, March 7,  welcomed Gov. Jerry Brown to its March 2011 meeting.  Gov. Brown discussed his reasons for wanting Californians to have the chance to vote on his proposal to extend taxes so community colleges, as one budgetary example, do not have to face cuts of as much as $800 million or more.

“The community colleges are important to our culture, our society and our democracy. It’s about skill achievement.  If you’re more capable, you’re a more productive member of society. Why not pay for that?  I’m not asking my Republican colleagues to tax anything,” said Gov. Brown.  “I’m asking them to let the people of California decide. Do they wish to extend the existing taxes or do they wish to double the cuts that I’ve already proposed?  That’s a simple proposition.”

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