Taxes

CA Gov. Brown Pushes To Kill Enterprise Zones

He wants to directly pay-off favored businesses, instead

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SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown's drive to revamp a nearly three-decade-old business tax break teetered late Tuesday as he struggled to round up commitments for aye votes from a needed two-thirds of the members of the state Senate.

Lobbying and head counting on the controversial bill to all but eliminate the $750-million-a-year enterprise zone program forced multiple postponements of a scheduled 4 p.m. session and sowed doubts about whether the governor would get his way.