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    Capitol Alert: Despite budget deadlock, lawmakers eye monthlong recess



    June 28, 2010
    Despite budget deadlock, lawmakers eye monthlong recess

    With no budget agreement in sight, California is set to begin a new fiscal year Thursday with a looming $19.1 billion deficit -- and with lawmakers set to leave Sacramento the following day for a monthlong summer recess.

    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said Monday that they expect lawmakers to continue working during the recess - but not necessarily in Sacramento.

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    Steinberg noted that lawmakers would earn per diem of $142 per day, throughout the budget impasse, if they were required to stay in Sacramento during the recess from July 2 to Aug. 2.

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