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Budget delays: will California lawmakers vote this week?




What's that off in the distance? A budget deal? California Governor Jerry Brown (R) looks on with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L).
What's that off in the distance? A budget deal? California Governor Jerry Brown (R) looks on with Speaker of the Assembly John Perez (L).
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Governor Jerry Brown set March 10 as a deadline for California legislators to pass a budget, but Brown and lawmakers hinted yesterday that the deal would not get done in time. The deadline is more of a symbolic marker: Brown wants to call a special election to let voters decide on raising taxes. If the special election doesn't happen, the Governor has said he'll recommend stark spending cuts. For more on California's budget woes, we turn to KQED capitol reporter John Myers.



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