Arnold Says He’ll VETO the Budget

This just in from The Sacramento Bee. The Governor is saying that he will veto the budget that the Legislature just passed. Even though we have now gone without a budget for the entire summer, Arnold says he won’t agree to the one budget that actually passed the Legislature.

However, I’m also hearing news that there may be enough votes in the Legislature to override the Governor’s veto. We’ll have to wait and see as to whether that can actually happen.

Stay tuned here at as we track the ongoing state budget crisis.

  4 comments for “Arnold Says He’ll VETO the Budget

  1. Dan Chmielewski
    September 16, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    No new taxes but less borrow and spend; yep, a Republican-driven budget alright.

  2. Eric Cooper
    September 16, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve also heard that the Governator will veto every bill on his desk if the legislature overrides the budget

  3. sweetelle
    September 16, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    I can’t believe I’m writing this because I’m a state employee and my agency and many employees are being severely impacted by the budget situation. Nonetheless, neither the Republicans nor Dems are satisfied with this budget ,and I think Arnold may be doing the only astute thing with a veto. He’s right; what’s being proposed is only forestalling an even bigger problem in the almost-instant future. What is the point of a budget that makes everyone attached to it gag? It does seem likely the veto will be overridden and then we’ll be going through this again before Sarah Palin can blink.

    Eric, he initially DID say he would veto every bill on his desk if the veto was overridden, but when asked to comment on that specifically, he backpedaled and then said he would closely look at every bill and analyze its cost.

    Anyone interested can hear his actual words and watch the press conference at

  4. vicious maniac
    September 18, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Arnie is dead right. The CA legislature is a gerrymandered, cronyistic mess. “Temporary” increase in CA’s already ridiculously high income taxes? On top of all these rampant foreclosures and credit problems in the state? That’s the big solution they have? What’s with the “temporary” bit; was that a gratuitous bone to Republican fat cats like Steve Soboroff? Who are they kidding?

    I think it’s hypocritical for lefty blogs to savage Arnold over this in the exact same vein Rethuglicans unfairly attack Obama. Both are just trying to do the right thing.

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