On politics in the Golden State
March 15, 2011 | 3:40 pm

State lawmakers have scheduled a Wednesday vote on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget package, though there remains no agreement with Republicans to ensure its passage.

Brown’s budget blueprint would cut deeply into state services for the poor, healthcare and California’s universities to close the state’s more than $25-billion deficit. The proposal also includes asking voters to renew billions in sales, income and vehicle taxes.

Democratic leaders of the state Assembly and Senate scheduled the vote on the 20-bill package despite the lack of an accord.

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