Will California Lawmakers Strike Budget Deal?

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With billions of dollars at stake in Sacramento, Democrats and Republicans are nose to nose in an election year. Yet, despite the state-s constitutional deadline, California-s budget is 6 weeks overdue. Thousands of venders that provide goods and services aren-t getting paid. Neither are legislators or the Governor. The Senate passed a budget before leaving for a month-s vacation, but Republicans in the State Assembly are still refusing to go along. Is the biggest state in the union ready to pay its bills? We get contrasting opinions from Democrat Jenny Oropeza of Long Beach, Chairs the Assembly Budget Committee, and Republican John Campbell of Irvine, Committee Vice-Chair.
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