SAN FRANCISCO — Los Angeles County, the nation’s largest, may be forced to make deep budget cuts to balance its fiscal 2010-2011 general fund budget in the face of new state budget cuts and continued weakness in revenue collections, officials said Tuesday.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week proposed closing a $18.9 billion budget gap with $6.9 billion in federal funds, $8.5 billion in spending cuts, and $4.5 billion in funding shifts.

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