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Calif. Senate Breaks Budget Stalemate

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Calif. Senate Breaks Budget Stalemate

Calif. Senate Breaks Budget Stalemate

Calif. Senate Breaks Budget Stalemate

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The state Senate in California approved a budget package early Thursday. The measure is intended to wipe out a more than $40 billion deficit. The state Assembly now takes up the measure. The drawn-out budget process has threatened thousands of state jobs, frozen transportation projects and severely hurt the state's credit rating.

John Myers reports for member station KQED.