State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, center, who is one of several GOP lawmakers who has been meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown on the state budget, said he would vote to place Brown's tax extension ... more 
State Sen. Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, center, who is one of several GOP lawmakers who has been meeting with Gov. Jerry Brown on the state budget, said he would vote to place Brown's tax extension proposal on a special election ballot, if the governor would put a spending cap, pension reform and other budget reforms Republican lawmakers want on the same ballot, during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, June 23, 2011. Brown vetoed a Democratic budget plan passed by the majority vote last week and has a June 30th deadline to approve a spending plan before the end of the fiscal year. Also seen are Republican senators, from left, Bill Emerson, of Redlands, Sam Blakeslee of San Luis Obispo, Mimi Walters of Lake Forest, Bob Huff of Diamond Bar, and Minority Leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga, right. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Thu, Jun 23, 2011 3:28 PM EDT