California Budget

June 29, 2011 - 3:59 AM
State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, pumps his fist after getting the last two votes needed to pass the state budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 28, 2011. By majority vote, lawmakers approved a compromise budget plan reached between Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic leaders and sent it to the Brown for his signature. Steinberg was able to convince Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrence, left, and Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, unseen, to provide the two votes needed for passage. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)