The decision by a California official to stop paying state legislators until they pass a balanced budget means Democrats are under increasing pressure to act.
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.
To muddle through while the California budget crisis continues, state workers will be furloughed three days a month and the state will have to issue IOUs to pay bills. Still, there's little urgency in Sacramento.
Jerry Brown decided to seek the governor's office rather than run for re-election.
A $28 billion budget shortfall through 2010 could start to pinch next week.
The state government has launched its own video channel on YouTube.