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Gov. Jerry Brown's November ballot initiative to raise taxes collected $6.3 million in the first half of the year, with $5 million in cash hand at the end of June, the campaign reported today.

Donors giving $100,000 or more include the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the California Cable & Telecommunications Association, Disney Worldwide Services Inc., Warner Bros., and a California School Employees Association political action committee.

Brown is in Las Vegas today to speak at the school employees associations' annual conference. Brown's Proposition 30 would raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California's highest earners.

Meanwhile, Brown reported raising $823,810 for his 2014 re-election bid so far this year, bringing his cash balance to $6.1 million.

The 74-year-old, third-term governor, has not yet said if he will run for re-election, but his top political adviser, Steve Glazer, has said he expects him to.


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