California lawmakers pass long-overdue budget

Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston, left, hugs Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, after an all night session ended at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 8, 2010.

October 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
California lawmakers sent Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger the main bill in a legislative package aimed at ending the state's record budget impasse and closing a $19 billion deficit, acting early Friday after an all-night session.