Tag Archive for California Budget

Assemblyman John Pérez on Arnold’s Illegal Vetos

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles), Chair of Assembly Democratic Caucus, calls the line-item vetoes Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made to budget solution bills passed by the legislature last week illegal.  Pérez says “according to the California Supreme Court, the Governor’s authority to line-item veto only applies to new…

Gavello Discovers Tustin Investment Policies Were Politically Motivated.

In the YouTube below (h/t OCProgressive), Tustin Councilwoman Deborah Gavello asks questions regarding the city investment decision making process and discovers that the decision to withdraw Tustin investments from the County investment pool prior to the 2008 election was politically motivated. The boys on the Council (all Republican) just cannot stand it when they have…

CA Budget: Is it soup yet?

The Senate has wrapped up their portion of the work related to the Budget bills. They have adjourned for the the morning (night). The budget mop is sliding slowly across the Assembly Floor, pushing the dirt around but not really picking anything up. The last tweet from the floor that I saw sets the tone:…

Yes Virginia; there is a Budget Deal and it ain’t pretty.

The Big 5 in our state government announced this evening that they have reached an agreement on the solution for California’s $26.3 billion budget shortfall. Steinberg: we have faced a cumulative $60 billion defecit since Jan. 1 Here is the video of the comments by Assembly Speaker Karen Bass at the Press Conference: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDI_G8GNosI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] UPDATE: Here is today’s…

State Budget Meeting Rescheduled, 11 am Monday?

From SacBee.com: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger canceled a pivotal Sunday meeting with legislative leaders because negotiators had trouble coordinating their schedules at the last minute, his office said. State leaders had hoped to use Sunday’s meeting to finish a deal to bridge the state’s $26 billion deficit; they now plan to resume talks today. Leaders last…

Democratic Weekly Address: Focus on the Budget

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Budget Chair Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) calls on the governor to sign off on responsible budget measures that solve the budget deficit and put an end to California’s issuance of expensive IOU’s. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF8o8IgVbCw[/youtube]