That's what Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway said this morning on radio station KMJ. And a spokesman for Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Hemet, one of the five GOP senators negotiating with Brown, tells Capitol Alert that "the public employee labor unions wouldn't allow movement on a hard, meaningful spending cap and true, long-lasting pension reform." But Brown press secretary Gil Duran said that talks are continuing. Hard to know what part of this is real and what part is posturing, but clearly it's not looking good for a budget deal. By the way, there's a good analysis by Steve Harmon on why Brown is choosing to seek bipartisan support fo a budget deal.
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