Budget Vote Scheduling

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Budget Vote Scheduling


— For Planning Purposes Only — 

As you know, because of the two-thirds vote needed for passage of a state budget, the “aye” votes of at least three Republicans in both the Assembly and the Senate will be required. Tax increases, temporary and/or permanent, will be part of the budget package. 

The state GOP spring convention is in Sacramento this year. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Friday, February 20. The General Session adjourns at approximately 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22. 

On the subject of taxes and government spending, the state party platform says the following:    

 “We believe that taxes in California are too high, and that state government spends too much. We stand for the wise stewardship and responsible use of the people’s money. 

“We support without exception and without apology a two-thirds vote requirement for the passage of tax increases, tax increases labeled as fees, bonds, and the state budget. 

“We call for a constitutional ban on any bonded indebtedness to cover general operating deficits. We are against unfunded federal and state mandates. We support the efforts of our Republican legislators to have California’s government live within its means. 

“We call upon our government officials to join a pledge to stand together against any new taxes. 

“Through expanding population and our economic strength we already have in place a system, which automatically raises all of the revenue needed to properly meet California’s needs. The problems with California’s budgets stem from lack of fiscal accountability and control. 

“The answer is not now, and will not be in the future, to increase the tax burden on Californians.” 

Please plan accordingly. 

(Editor’s Note: Emphasis added.) 


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1 Comment »

  1. Budget vote on Saturday. Does the St. Valentine’s Day
    Massacre come to mind?

    Comment by Gus Turdlock — 2.13.2009 @ 11:47 am

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