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No State Budget Yet, Senators to Bring Toiletries for Sleepover

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State Senator George Runner, R-Lancaster, right, said he would not vote for the state budget and called for more cuts in state spending, at the Capitol (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

"We will stay on this floor until we get it done," State President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said last night after failed budget talks ended last night. "Bring a toothbrush, bring whatever necessities you need to bring," noting that he will lock the doors after the session begins this morning at 10 a.m. The Assembly were locked in their chambers until 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Not much has changed over the past few days. The Senate just needs one Republican vote to get the budget passed--the Assembly has secured what they need and Governor Schwarzenegger, who is sending out up to 10,000 lay off notices today, is ready to sign.