This would be a big break for Democrats - although an ironic one too. Governor Jerry Brown has been trying to clear two tax measures off the ballot that would compete with his own. No luck so far - and that's a big reason why another measure Brown wants to see go away might in fact … go away. Jon Coupal with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association says he'll focus on defeating the tax measures - and passing an initiative that would make it harder for unions to collect political dues from their members.
Coupal: "When looking at the political landscape, is November of 2012 the best time for a spending cap? I think quite a few of us said, we might be better off holding off on that one and moving forward later on in 2013 or November of 2014."
Coupal says the governor's pressure on business groups has had an impact. He says there's plenty of money to qualify the spending cap - but not necessarily to get it passed.