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Jerry Brown confident of Prop. 30 victory

November 6, 2012 | 11:48 pm

An ebullient Gov. Jerry Brown said he was confident California voters have passed his tax measure, Proposition 30.

“We had a lot of obstacles. We overcame them,” Brown told a cheering crowd of supporters at a downtown Sacramento victory party Tuesday night.

Speaking to reporters briefly, Brown said, “We’re ahead. All the indications are that 30’s going to win.”

He said he became convinced of the measure’s passage over the last “several days,” as Brown’s barnstorming tour around the state seemed to help build momentum for the measure.

 If he’s right, it could mean about $8 billion for the state budget this year, money that will prevent billions of dollars in cuts to public schools and universities.

Brown said he would hold a Capitol news conference Wednesday morning to discuss the election results.

--Anthony York in Sacramento