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Gov. Jerry Brown, left, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, center, and Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, chair of the Senate Budget Committee smile for the camera after the Senate approved  funding for a high-speed rail system at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, July 6, 2012.   The bill, which would allow the state to begin selling $2.6 billion in voter-approved bonds, was approved by a 21-16 vote.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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