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California lawmakers and Gov. Brown reach budget deal




California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
California Gov. Jerry Brown looks on during a news conference at Google headquarters on September 25, 2012 in Mountain View, California.
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Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders emerged from a meeting yesterday afternoon smiling.
Looks like lawmakers will have no problem meeting Saturday's deadline for a final version of the budget. 

If you've spent any amount of time in California, you know things seldom go this smoothly.