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$19.1-billion budget deal reached in California

October 1, 2010 |  9:26 pm

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.

Read the full story at PolitiCal, The Times' politics blog.

-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento