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State Budget Arguments Continue

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is criticizing the Legislature´s majority party today for leaving the Capitol without an agreement on the state budget.

Speaking to lunchtime diners at a pair of Dixon restaurants, the governor called on voters to tell their lawmakers to approve his budget – now almost three weeks overdue.

Negotiations over the proposed 103 billion dollar spending plan had been sailing along until late last week.

That´s when Schwarzenegger ran into problems within his own party and then hit

a major snag with Democrats over a proposal to reform local government financing.

Schwarzenegger appears to have ironed out the problems with the Republicans.

But there´s no evidence that he is anywhere closer on the local government issue.