Monday, June 15, 2015

Please stand by

Earlier today, we noted that the legislature was poised to pass a budget which was not in keeping with the governor's wishes. The legislative leaders suggest that while they stand by what they are passing, we should stand by for some kind of compromise with the governor soon:

...A budget’s passage and its enactment are different things. Including Monday, lawmakers in three of the last four years have passed a budget intending to follow up with legislation reflecting subsequent agreements with the governor. 
“We stand by the budget we’ve just approved,” said Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego. “We know he’s got some reactions to some of that but we’re doing it in discussion together. Would we like what we just passed? Absolutely, 100 percent. But we’re realistic about it.” Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León said the talks are progressing. “We are having excellent and productive discussions with the administration, and hope to have a final deal within a few days,” he said.

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