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Gov. Jerry Brown is winding down his official duties in the state Capitol for 2012, now preparing to fully engage in the campaign to pass his tax increase initiative.

This week's Capitol Connection podcast looks at some new poll numbers on Brown's initiative, Proposition 30, and an alternative tax hike, Proposition 38.

Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I also talk about the chances of the campaign for these two measures becoming a direct duel -- with a little more than five weeks until Election Day.