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Tax increase, crime measures backed by state voters, poll finds

Criminal sentencing reform and an extension on tax increases for high earners are among California’s November ballot propositions supported by a majority of likely voters, a new Field Poll found. In 2012, a $1 cigarette tax to fund cancer research was defeated by a margin of only 0.4 percentage points. Prop. 56 would redirect the revenue from the cigarette tax — estimated between $1 billion and $1.
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