Last day of the Legislature.  Politicians.  State Capitol.  Lobbyists.  State budget.

Photograph all of the above.

There were not many happy politicians on the Assembly and Senate floors August 31.  Each side had their state budgets shot down, leaving some very dour faces in it’s wake.

Darrell Steinberg the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, waits patiently to pitch his support for the Democrats state budget plan, Tuesday August 31, 2010 in Sacramento. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Assemblymember Chris Norby fights off fatigue during the last day of the Legislature in Sacramento, Tuesday August 31, 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

As the state budget was poured over by senate republicans and democrats, lobbyists were hard at work as the assembly voted in last minute bills on the final day of the legislative session at the State Capitol in Sacramento, Tuesday August 31, 2010.(Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Darrell Steinberg the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, talks to the press, Tuesday August 31, 2010 in Sacramento. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Wes Chesbro (D) of the first Assembly district, listens to arguments regarding the state budget in Sacramento, Tuesday, August 31, 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Darrell Steinberg the President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, waits patiently to pitch his support for the Democrats state budget plan, Tuesday August 31, 2010 in Sacramento. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

-Kent Porter