The California budget passed by the Legislature June 15 was not balanced, so lawmakers must forfeit their pay until they pass one that is, said Controller John Chiang Tuesday.
Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, vetoed the Democrats' California budget Thursday, raising questions about whether legislators will still get paychecks tomorrow and whether the governor has any allies left in the Capitol.
If there's no California budget by June 15, lawmakers will have to forfeit their pay. Five days earlier, the release of a new redistricting map could force many legislators to fight for their political lives. As budget crunch time approaches, the whole process is in flux.
Gov. Brown, anticipating the Supreme Court order to California to reduce its prison population, signed a measure transferring inmates to county jails. But voters need to approve funding.
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger announced their separation Monday. Despite being a prominent Democrat, Shriver was crucial to her Republican husband's political success.
Gov. Jerry Brown's budget-balancing efforts over the past 100 days have received praise from citizens and pundits, but he has failed to get Republican support for tax extensions.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his first entertainment job since leaving office – an animated TV show in which The Governator will battle G.I.R.L.I.E. Men.
After the collapse of the California budget deal, Jerry Brown is appealing directly to Republican voters where they live, including a GOP-friendly proposal to reform public employee pensions.
Gov. Jerry Brown of California cited a long list of Republican demands as the reason he dropped his plan for a special election in June to approve tax extensions for the California budget.
Republican lawmakers refuse to give in to Gov. Jerry Brown and his plan to fix the California budget through a special election on tax extensions. That leaves Brown with few palatable options.