Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday pointed the finger at lawmakers and California voters for the $6 billion deficit in the state budget he signed just a month ago.
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.
An initiative designed to make it easier for the Legislature to adopt a state budget has passed.
KCBS Campaign 2010 looks at Proposition 22, a measure that would stop the state from taking tax revenues intended for local governments.
Outside Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office hangs a clock of sorts. But instead of telling time, it shows how many days the state has been without a budget and calculates a running tab of how much that’s costing taxpayers.