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1. Republican state lawmakers say it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to strike a deal with Governor Jerry Brown over his proposal to put a tax measure on the June ballot before his March 10 deadline, AP reports. Brown has said that if the deal is not in place by then, he’ll go forward with slashing $26 billion from the state’s budget. GOP legislators also say that even if Brown meets their demands, they may still not vote to put his tax proposal on the ballot.