Topic: John Perez
By a 49-to-25 vote, the California Assembly approved a law requiring schools to include the contributions of gay Americans in their curriculum. Gov. Jerry Brown has not said whether he would sign the bill.
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.
California's governor is unable to persuade GOP lawmakers to OK his plan to solve a looming budget shortfall. Jerry Brown might try an end run, if it's legal, or present an all-cuts budget.
Faced with a $19 billion budget shortfall, Governor Schwarzenegger called for eliminating the state's welfare-to-work program, and he proposed cuts to child care and health services.