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California lawmakers cut services, but contentious budget issues are unresolved

Mar 17, 2011 10:10:02 PM- latimes.com
Spending on libraries, higher education, state parks and programs for the poor is reduced while Gov. Jerry Brown searches for four Republicans to vote for his most politically difficult proposals.

Reporting from Sacramento -- State lawmakers continued chopping at the state's deficit Thursday, approving more cuts in government services as Gov. Jerry Brown pressured legislators to resolve the most contentious budget issues: taxes and a plan to abolish redevelopment agencies.

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