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Prop Zero Links: Wednesday, July 28



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    JAKARTA, INDONESIA - FEBRUARY 6: An Indonesian man stubs a cigarette on February 6, 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Ulema Council, the top Islamic body in Indonesia, passed a 'fatwa' or religious edict restricting Muslims from smoking in public places last week. Whilst optional and non-binding, those non-compliant are considered sinful. Indonesia is the fifth largest tobacco market globally, and tobacco taxes make up around 10 per cent of the government's income. (Photo by Dimas Ardian/Getty Images)

    Drop in Cigarette Sales: That also means a drop in California tax revenues. [Sacramento Bee]

    SF Tax Measures Pit Labor Against Business: The measures include three tax increases and a vehicle registration fee hike. [SF Gate]

    Financial Aid Red Tape:
    Just getting through the verification process is a test for many students. [California Watch]

    Debating About Debates: Jerry Brown Wants 10, Meg Whitman Wants 3. She says she'll attend debates at UC Davis, Cal State Fresno and Dominican University. [SF Gate]

    Taxpayers Assoc. Files Lawsuit Over Green Measure:
    The lawsuit seeks to re-write the measure's ballot description. [Mercury News]

    In Case You Were Wondering: The budget stalemate continues in Sacramento. [LA Times]