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California budget: state plans massive used car sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and#8212; The state of California is planning to have a giant used car sale next month.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced plans Friday to sell off 15 percent of the state’s approximately 40,000 light vehicles, a step officials said would generate $24.1 million over the next year.

The announcement comes as state officials are trying to erase a $26.3 billion budget deficit.



Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said the idea for the sale came from state employees, who provided tips about workers taking home vehicles when they shouldn’t and other cars sitting unused in state garages.

The sale will be held Aug. 28 and 29 in Sacramento.


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