Assembly members Nora Campos, D-San Jose, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, watch as the votes are posted for Gov. Jerry Brown's state budget at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, March 17, 2011 (AP Photo)

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.

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