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California Struggles with Massive Budget Shortfall

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California Struggles with Massive Budget Shortfall

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California Struggles with Massive Budget Shortfall

California Struggles with Massive Budget Shortfall

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Of the 43 states facing budget shortfalls this year, California's $38 billion gap is by far the biggest. Gov. Gray Davis blames the national economy, while minority Republicans blame Davis and other Democrats for a spending frenzy. With the new fiscal year less than two weeks away, a new budget is stalled in the state legislature. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports.