California state Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, left, talks with Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, as the Senate debates Gov. Jerry Brown's budget package at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 17, 201. Brown wants lawmakers to call a special election June 7 so voters can decide whether to extend increases in the sales, personal income and vehicle taxes enacted two years ago. He also has proposed deep spending cuts to close the nearly $27 billion shortfall. Those cuts account for most of the $14 billion lawmakers shaved off the deficit last week.

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