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State Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, urges members of the Senate to reject the 2012-13 spending plan at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2012. Despite opposition by Republicans, the Senate approved the budget  23-16 vote. It was later approved by the Assembly and sent it to the governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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