California Senate Approves Long-Awaited Budget

By: By JUDY LIN
By: By JUDY LIN

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Senate has approved a
long-awaited budget package intended to wipe out a $42 billion
deficit, possibly steering the state clear of a fiscal disaster.
The budget awaits approval by the Assembly.

Senate leaders were able to secure the final vote needed from a
moderate Republican early Thursday by agreeing to his demands for
election changes, government reform and removal of a gas tax
increase. That gave the Senate the two-thirds vote needed to pass
the package.

The Assembly had been expected to approve previous budget deals
but has yet to weigh in on the latest changes.


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