Day Nine: Fiscal Year 2009-2010
4:45 PM, Pacific Standard Time
No deal between the governor and the Legislature on closing an estimated $26 billion hole in the budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.
The Senate scheduled a 9:00 am floor session then adjourned until Monday, July 13.
The Assembly scheduled a 9:30 am floor session then adjourned until Monday, July 13.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s schedule said he held private meetings in Sacramento
The state controller continued to pay more than 25 percent of the state’s $14 billion in bills for July with IOUs.
Sen. Dean Florez, a Fresno Democrat running for lieutenant governor in 2010, was offended by the GOP governor’s press secretary, Aaron McLear, who previously chided the Legislature for debating measures to create a state blueberry commission, redefine honey and regulate the purity of pomegranate juice rather than fix the budget mess. McLear insulted agriculture, Florez said.
Michael Jackson remained dead.
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