Brown says tax vote will cost California GOP in Congress
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE
Oct. 27, 2017
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown says some California Republicans in Congress will lose their seats if they back a tax plan that eliminates a state and local tax deduction used by many Californians.
Brown says California Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are "like a herd of sheep" when it comes President Donald Trump's wishes.
Brown's remarks Friday come a day after the U.S. House passed a $4 trillion budget that paves the way for passing a $1.5 trillion tax cut. All 14 California Republicans supported it.
Some Republicans in other high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey rejected it over the proposal to eliminate the state and local deduction.
Democrats see defeating a handful of California Republicans as a key to winning back the U.S. House in 2018.