Gov. Jerry Brown thanked supporters for helping him secure passage of Proposition 30 Tuesday evening, saying "we had to overcome a lot of obstacles....We overcame them."
The measure held a narrow lead with 43 percent of the vote counted.
Proposition 30 is the linchpin to Brown's budget plan this year and in years to come as California faces ongoing challenges balancing its books.
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