The agreement that lawmakers are scheduled to vote on Thursday would close the $19.1-billion shortfall by trimming salaries and public school funding. It relies heavily on federal dollars.
The budget deal that state legislators are scheduled to vote on Thursday would close California's $19.1-billion deficit by cutting state worker pay, trimming public school funding and relying heavily on handouts from Washington, according to new details released Wednesday — and if approved, it would fall out of balance almost the moment the ink dried.
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