SAN FRANCISCO - California lawmakers were poised to adopt a budget yesterday and bring an end to a record-setting deadlock that pushed the state government 11 weeks into the fiscal year without a spending plan.

Adoption of the budget would allow the state to return to normal operations - including the issuance of long-term and short-term debt - though the proposed budget does not appear to solve the state's structural budget problems and probably will make them even worse next year.

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