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Jerry Brown to meet Thursday with legislative leaders in Sacramento

November 3, 2010 |  3:12 pm

During his campaign for governor, Jerry Brown promised to bring politicians from both sides together to find solutions to the state's problems.

That work begins Thursday, when Brown will meet with legislative leaders in Sacramento. He returns to the capital as governor-elect, 36 years after he first held that title. He faces a budget gap estimated at $20 billion and new budget rules that allow a budget to be passed with a simple majority vote.

But it will be harder for lawmakers to raise revenues, thanks to the passage of Proposition 26, and more difficult to borrow money, thanks to the passage of Proposition 22.

-- Anthony York in Sacramento