All Dem California Scrambles to Balance Budget

Jerry Brown
KOB - Democratic lawmakers are rushing to pass nearly two dozen budget-related bills to meet a Wednesday deadline for Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a roughly $92 billion California spending plan.
Brown, a Democrat, has delayed taking action on the main budget bill that lawmakers sent to him June 15 so he could negotiate deeper cuts to help fill the state’s projected $15.7 billion deficit. Wednesday marked the 12-day deadline for signing or vetoing the budget.
The governor and Democratic leaders had announced an agreement last week to restructure the state’s welfare program, streamline health insurance for low-income children and reduce child care coverage and college aid. But Democrats who control the Legislature have been scrambling to draft companion legislation needed to implement the budget.
They were scheduled to vote on some 20 so-called budget trailer bills Wednesday. Read full story here: News New Mexico


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