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California Lawmakers Criticize Plan to Ease State Budget Deficit

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California Lawmakers Criticize Plan to Ease State Budget Deficit

California Lawmakers Criticize Plan to Ease State Budget Deficit

California Lawmakers Criticize Plan to Ease State Budget Deficit

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California Gov. Gray Davis proposes spending cuts and tax increases as a way to alleviate the state's budget shortfall of nearly $35 billion. But Republican lawmakers reject the tax hikes, and fellow Democrats say the proposed cuts are too extreme. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.