Associated Press
Gov. Jerry Brown releases details of his revised budget plan for the coming fiscal year Monday, May 14, 2012, in Los Angeles, just days after saying California faces a $16 billion deficit, almost double what he had predicted in January. Closing that shortfall would require cutting spending by an amount equal to roughly 17 percent of the state's general fund, but the Democratic governor is seeking a combination of cuts and tax hikes instead. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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