A plan to raise revenue in the state hits the middle class while sparing the truly wealthy.
In Washington, Democrats want to end tax cuts for the rich. In Sacramento, they want to create some.
The preferences of the national Democrats are much better known than those of their California counterparts. With the Bush tax cuts expiring at the end of the year, the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress want to extend those cuts for all but the wealthiest Americans — those making more than $250,000 a year.