California Governor Jerry Brown to sign budget Thursday

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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 3:28 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday will sign a state budget approved by fellow Democrats in the legislature to close a roughly $10 billion deficit, according to a statement from his office.

Democrats, who hold a majority of seats in the legislature, bypassed Republicans on Tuesday to approve a package of budget legislation they had crafted with the governor to put a spending plan in place before the start of the state's new fiscal year on Friday.

(Reporting by Jim Christie; Editing by Dan Grebler)