California Lawmakers Hit Budget Deadline Despite Ongoing Negotiations With Governor
Publication: Capitol Public Radio
Lawmakers in California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature passed a version of the budget on-schedule Monday, meeting their constitutional deadline — but are still negotiating on a final product with Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The budget is considered a framework for ongoing talks with Newsom’s administration as the start of a new fiscal year looms.
“We are at a time when people need their government and their services more than ever,” said Assembly Budget Chairman Phil Ting, D- San Francisco. “We shouldn’t retreat. We should do the opposite — go and help.”