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Dems Budget Package To Be Voted Upon Today

Sacramento, CA — California lawmakers are scheduled to vote today on a Democratic proposal designed to close part of the state’s more than $24 billion budget deficit. 

It will be the first time the deficit will be debated by the full Legislature since the governor laid out his revised budget proposal last month. 

But the Democratic plan appears doomed before going to the Assembly and Senate. Gov. Schwarzenegger and Republicans consider the package incomplete because it does not address the full deficit and it calls for $8 billion in tax hikes to which the Governor and Republicans have stated, "thanks but no thanks."