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Gov. Jerry Brown declined this afternoon to say anything about his plan to propose tax increases next year, deflecting questions about it as he left a pension hearing at the Capitol this afternoon.

"Today is pension day," Brown said, adding later, "We have to do one problem each day."

The Democratic governor said he would "soon ... talk about that other thing." He's expected to propose raising nearly $7 billion annually by raising taxes on the wealthiest Californians and on sales.

His interaction with reporters was brief. When someone asked reporters at the elevator to clear the door, he chuckled.

"Clear the door," Brown said with a grin, "or I'm going to have to clear you."


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