he Legislature’s Democratic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the state controller for blocking lawmakers’ pay last year after deciding they had failed to meet their constitutional deadline for passing a balanced budget.
Just a week after Gov. Jerry Brown made his pitch for tax hikes and more spending cuts, the state controller is reporting that California is collecting less revenue than the governor projected.
California tax revenue fell nearly $539 million below projections last month, pushing the state closer to automatic, mid-year budget cuts to schools, universities and social services.
California’s State Controller John Chiang has released another report showing the high salaries of some state employees.
Few tears are being shed for California lawmakers as the man who cuts the state’s paychecks decided that the Legislature will not be paid their salaries until they balance the state’s annual spending plan.
Governor Jerry Brown could submit a new plan for a balanced budget as early as Wednesday, after vetoing the one passed by the legislature last week.
California’s state controller on Tuesday halted paychecks for state lawmakers, saying their recently-submitted budget plan to Gov. Jerry Brown was not balanced as required by law.
State Controller John Chiang said Thursday he will withhold lawmakers’ pay starting June 16 unless they have passed a balanced budget by then.
Gov. Jerry Brown is ordering state agencies to recover millions of dollars in salary and travel advances that were given to state workers but never repaid.
California’s treasurer on Friday became the second state official to ask leading makers of AIDS medications to extend lower prices and rebates for drugs to help the state’s budget crisis.