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03/07/2011 04:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

California Budget: Brown Unable To Secure GOP Votes For Budget Plan

Gov. Jerry Brown conceded Monday that he has yet to win a single Republican vote for his budget plan.
As a result, he said, he probably won't make a self-imposed deadline for a legislative vote Thursday on a key element: a June special election to extend billions of dollars in taxes.
Turning a meeting of community college leaders into a gubernatorial news conference, Brown quoted Jesuit philosophy and his former political-theory professor, and made a direct appeal to those hesitant Republicans.

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