SacBee CapitolAlert | Published 4:46 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 by Shane Goldmacher
The state Senate has just passed the final updates to the 2008-09 state budget, shipping the bills over to the state Assembly.
"We are finished," pronounced Senate leader Don Perata, amid clapping among the lawmakers.
It is the 81st day of the fiscal year. ... (more)
SacBee CapitolAlert | Published 5:38 PM Friday, September 19, 2008 by Shane Goldmacher
It's official. The final budget bills of 2008 have passed through both houses of the Legislature and are on their way to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, where he will likely line-item veto certain spending and then sign the spending plan.
The Assembly adjourned after passing the final pieces of the budget around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, 81 days into the fiscal year.
"I move that the Assembly adjourn -- again," said Assembly Major leader Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont. ... (more)