Inside Sacramento: Nearly Two-Month Late California Budget Finally Passes
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Yesterday, lawmakers in Sacramento finally passed a state budget. The spending plan was 52 days late. And that meant hardship for some businesses that depend on government financing, particularly those that rely on Medi-Cal payments.The budget already had the support of the Republican governor and the Democratic majority in the House and Senate. But yesterday, the Senate at last provided the additional Republican votes needed to get to a two-thirds legislative majority. That's what you need to pass a state budget in California.