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June is pivotal for Gov. Brown and California budget

posted Jun 9, 2011, 7:09 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Jun 9, 2011, 7:13 AM ]

"For decades, the state constitution has declared that the Legislature shall pass the budget by June 15, a deadline only rarely met.

Last year, while lowering the budget vote requirement from two-thirds to a simple majority, voters also decreed (in Proposition 25) that if legislators don't pass "the budget bill" by June 15, they'll forfeit salaries and expense reimbursements "until the day that the budget bill is presented to the governor."

So will legislators' fear of losing income break the months-long stalemate over Brown's plan to ask voters to extend some temporary taxes for five years?

It seems unlikely."

Read the entire Dan Walter's article here: Sacramento Bee