SAN FRANCISCO — As California’s governor and lawmakers fought through two tough debates this year over how to keep the budget balanced, a blue-ribbon commission they appointed has been contemplating some fairly drastic revisions to the state’s tax codes, including a flatter tax system.

Those proposed revisions should come front and center by the end of September, after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wednesday announcement that he will call lawmakers into special session after the Commission on the 21st Century Economy delivers its tax recommendations, which are due Sept. 20.

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