The California Legislature’s Democratic leaders on Wednesday promised quick passage of measures they said will position the state as the national leader in developing clean energy alternatives and green jobs.
Gov. Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear says to “expect ugly cuts” as the governor makes one final attempt to balance the budget.
Democrats retained control of both legislative chambers and won a major victory in this week’s elections when voters approved Proposition 25, lowering the threshold to pass a state budget from a two-thirds vote to a simple majority.
California would delay kindergarten for thousands of youngsters under a bill approved by the state Senate.