First Take: Chiang vs. Schwarzenegger. Brown says there’s a ‘constipation’ problem. A putsch against Pelosi?

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A battle has erupted between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Controller John Chiang over whether state workers should receive minimum wage during the state’s budget standoff.

Jerry Brown says he will ask voters to play a role in the future of California government.

The state Assembly passed a bill providing overtime pay for farm workers.

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Roll Call reports on a possible plot to overthrow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) after the November elections.

-- Anthony York

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