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.
Republican lawmakers are blocking Gov. Jerry Brown's attempts to put a tax-rate extension before voters this summer. But a new Field Poll shows Californians back Brown's plan.
California Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to have spending cuts passed by the Legislature and a June 7 special election called by Thursday. Missing that deadline could complicate his already complex budget solution.