Two events took place at the State Capitol yesterday that may prove to be of particular significance to California taxpayers. Inside the building, Democrats led by Senator Don Perata held a press conference calling for the legislature to raise taxes in order to balance the budget. Outside, on the west steps, several Republican legislators including Assembly Leader Mike Villines and Senator George Runner joined grassroots taxpayer advocates Americans for Prosperity and the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association in staging a rally demanding ‘No New Taxes!’

Check out this video from the Sac Bee’s CapitolAlert/CTNS: