FILE - In this file photo taken July 20, 2009, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, accompanied by other members of the "Big 5," discusses the budget compromise reached to resolve California's $26.3 ... more 
FILE - In this file photo taken July 20, 2009, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, center, accompanied by other members of the "Big 5," discusses the budget compromise reached to resolve California's $26.3 billion budget deficit at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Since the early 80's California governors have used so-called "Big 5" meetings with legislative leaders, behind closed doors, to work out budget deals, that has often benefited lawmakers and special interests. Also seen at state Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Temecula, left, Assembly Minority Leader Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, second from left, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, second from right and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles. less 
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