“Democrats’ ‘tax now, ask voters later’ plan” from the OC Register: Two years ago the Legislature raised taxes with the barest approval. Just enough Republicans deserted their party's no-tax pledge and joined Democrats to form the minimal constitutional two-thirds majority required. Simultaneously, legislators put on the ballot a two-year extension of sales, income and vehicle tax increases. Voters rejected it 2-1. Clearly, California voters didn't want what the Legislature wanted… If Republicans cave in, and tax increases are approved with two-thirds vote, it would test Brown's campaign pledge to oppose increases absent a statewide vote.”