SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers said Thursday they will work to show Californians what an all-cuts state budget would mean to education, safety and other vital services.

With budget talks over a special election all but dead, resorting to only cuts to close the state's remaining $15.4 billion deficit would lead to larger class sizes in public schools and less money for police and firefighters, state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg said.

"The consequences will become increasingly stark as budget committee hearings get under way and we lay out what an all-cuts budget would look like," said Steinberg, D-Sacramento.

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