A new report by Pew Charitable Trusts shows that California legislators make over $90,000 a year and may still be getting a raise.
A critical vote is expected to take place this week in Sacramento as California legislators will decide on whether to issue almost $3 billion in state bonds for the high-speed rail project.
Proponents of an initiative that would turn California’s Legislature into a part-time body are already raising money for their cause.
A group of California lawmakers spent last week at a luxury hotel, all expenses paid, while attending an issues conference during a politically tumultuous week in California.
State Senator Mark Leno said he remains optimistic that legislators will come to an agreement over the state budget this week.