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State lawmakers to vote on major health care plan tax hike
San Francisco Business Times

The California Legislature is likely to pass a health care plan tax this week that will raise $1.27 billion annually, replacing an existing tax that is set to expire in July and raises $270 million less, the Contra Costa Times reports.

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed the tax hike last month.

“The new tax would use $250 million of the revenue raised to restore funding for the In-Home Supportive Services program that was cut several years ago during the state’s budget crisis,” the paper reports.