Democratic Leadership Passes Budget To Protect Their Paycheck
Best comment of the day, comes from none other than Kevin de Leon:
â€œIs this going to be our final budget?â€ asked Kevin de LeÃ³n, the Senate president pro tem. â€œUnlikely.â€
Yet in passing a budget, de LeÃ³n said the Senate was â€œfulfilling our constitutional obligation to our constituents and to the state of California.â€
David Siders and Jeremy B. White of the Sacramento Bee also add that:
â€œBy passing the spending bill â€“ unfinished though it was â€“ the Legislature met a June 15 deadline to pass a budget or give up their pay.
â€œWhen Californians approved Proposition 25 in 2010, they gave the Legislature the authority to pass budgets on a majority vote rather than two-thirds. They also required lawmakers to surrender their pay for every day they failed to meet the June 15 budget deadline.â€
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