$19.1-billion budget deal reached in California
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and top lawmakers said Friday night that they have reached a deal to close the state’s $19.1-billion deficit.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), flanked by three other legislative leaders, proclaimed a "comprehensive agreement," although he offered no details about what it contained.
“The details will come out next week," said Aaron McLear, Schwarzenegger's press secretary.
Lawmakers promised a full hearing on the deal early next week and a vote of the Legislature as early as Thursday.
-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento