Democratic leaders, Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, center, talk with Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho ... more 
Democratic leaders, Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, left, and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, center, talk with Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, on the floor of the Senate in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Lawmakers are expected to approve, by majority vote, a Democratic budget plan that would see education receiving $3 billion less in state funding. The plan is designed to intensify negotiations between the Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and minority Republicans before the new fiscal year begins July 1. It also would avoid a punishment imposed by a voter initiative last year: Lawmakers will not be paid if they miss their June 15 deadline to pass a balanced budget. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 2:14 PM EDT