Brown has spent months calling on a coalition of progressive groups to set their Millionaires Tax aside and pushing wealthy civil rights advocate Molly Munger to hold off on her education tax. But now, the governor is signaling that his lobbying may fall short.
Brown: "Active conversations are going on. But I can tell you, the zeal is very intense on those who wish to have their own particular measure."
Asked if he's resigned to voters seeing more than one tax proposal, Brown replied:
Brown: "I take the world as we find it. And in California, anyone who can get five percent of the voters to put something on the ballot can get it done."
The world as Brown finds it now includes a new million-dollar donation to the Millionaires Tax from its chief proponent, the California Federation of Teachers.
Meanwhile, the California Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to the two rival tax measures - while staying neutral on the governor's.