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State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, talks with reporters about the state budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday June, 14, 2012. Steinberg said there are still some issues  concerning welfare to settle between state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown on how to close a $15.7 billion shortfall, but the 2012-13 spending plan will be brought up for a vote in the Legislature, Friday, to meet the constitutional deadline.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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