State Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks, urges lawmakers to reject a Democratic budget plan at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Facing a midnight deadline, the Senate ... more 
State Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks, urges lawmakers to reject a Democratic budget plan at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Facing a midnight deadline, the Senate approved the measure, which would see education receiving $3 billion less in state funding in an effort to deal with a $9.6 billion deficit, was approved by a 23-15 party-line vote and sent it to the Assembly for approval.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rich Pedroncelli
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 5:17 PM EDT