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Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget is set to include a revised healthcare tax
Los Angeles Times

In an effort to break a political and policy logjam, Gov. Jerry Brown will unveil a state budget that revamps a controversial tax on health plans to avoid jeopardizing federal healthcare dollars.

Sources who spoke on the condition that they not be identified prior to Brown’s scheduled Thursday announcement said the reworked tax plan reflects intense behind-the-scenes negotiations with California’s biggest insurance companies.