Saturday, September 20, 2008

Day 81+: SENATE PASSES BUDGET …AND THE ASSEMBLY TOO (meaning also and again) But the clock is still ticking until the Governor signs and The Lege decides to do nothing about the inevitable line item vetoes.

Senate passes budget updates

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)


And the Assembly, too

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)

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Take matters into your own hands. Now that we have a budget you can see what went into making it. You can create your own version of the state budget with the California Budget Challenge. The nonpartisan Challenge allows you to decided what to spend and what to tax and then to alert your legislators and the governor of the policy choices you made. It's a great way to learn about the budget, budget-making process and all the trade-offs involved. Try it!