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Today on PolitiCal: Lawmakers talk budget. Steve Poizner attacks Meg Whitman's wardrobe.

February 22, 2010 |  4:59 pm

Here are some of the California political stories we're following today on PolitiCal:

The Legislature is moving ahead with a package of partial budget fixes but without a provision that would change the way the state taxes gasoline. Steve Poizner attacked Meg Whitman's choice of attire at this weekend's NASCAR race. One lawmaker wants to increase the fines for texting and talking on a cellphone while driving. Janice Hahn took a shot at potential rival Gavin Newsom as the San Francisco mayor contemplates his political future.

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