SAN FRANCISCO - California's budget impasse has broken new ground, as the state government entered September without a spending plan for the first time ever.

Lawmakers wrapped up their regular session Sunday - the deadline for passing bills - but are expected to remain in Sacramento this week attempting to pass a budget, despite earlier efforts that have clarified just how intractable the impasse is. Though late budgets have become the norm, lawmakers have never before failed to pass one before the session adjourned.

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