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Calif. Budget Battle Gets Heated

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Calif. Budget Battle Gets Heated

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Calif. Budget Battle Gets Heated

Calif. Budget Battle Gets Heated

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With a $15.2 billion shortfall, California's budget is a month late.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign an order Thursday to cut 200,000 state employees' salaries back to minimum wage to save the state money.

He wants a budget proposal by Friday.

John Myers reports for member station KQED.

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