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California governor, lawmakers punt difficult tax questions
San Luis Obispo Tribune

While Gov. Jerry Brown approved high-profile legislation addressing social issues such as aid-in-dying, animal antibiotics and the gender wage gap this year, he kept a tight grip on California’s pocketbook by rejecting more than a dozen bills that sought to increase health care benefits and tax credits for the poor.

In exercising his veto pen, the Democratic governor expressed frustration with lawmakers who failed to address a funding shortfall in Medi-Cal, the state’s health care program for the poor.

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