July 2: Is a Two-Thirds Vote Required to Pass Talking Points?

(Editor’s Note: It’s the second day of a new fiscal year. The state constitution says the Legislature must deliver a budget to the governor by June 15.)Senate-Assembly principles for budget closureSenate-Assembly principles for budget closure2

To which California Republican Party Communications Director Mark Standriff says this:

“Two weeks after missing their constitutionally mandated deadline, the Democrat(ic) leadership has now produced a worthless document void of any details on how to close the growing, multi-billion dollar state budget deficit. Instead, we got a government worker wish list that reads like something cooked up down at the union hall.

“It’s a tragedy that legislative Democrats have squandered the past six months on countless budget hearings without finding a single example of how to increase government efficiency and reduce waste and fraud. It’s obvious that, to Democrats, the end users of government services take a distant back seat to state workers.

“Everyone else in California has cut back, coping with drastic pay cuts and high unemployment.  While we’re bracing for more hard times, it’s time for Democrat lawmakers to tell their public employee union cronies the free ride has come to an end.  It’s time they start to act responsibly, enacting measures to create private sector jobs and benefit the taxpayers who pay the cost of government operations.”


Filed under: Budget and Economy


  1. Must be their first draft. Looks like a long summer.

    Comment by Gus Turdlock — 7.02.2010 @ 1:36 pm

  2. Not to worry Gus, the leaders have sent all the kiddies home without a summer recess. I am sure they everyone of them is home with a calculator crunching numbers and a solution is just a few months away.

    Comment by Wally Webgas — 7.02.2010 @ 4:19 pm

  3. What a sanctimonious s.o.b.! Because the Democrats refuse to cave in to the Rabid Right amd adopt a disastrous cuts-only budget that cannot possibly solve our budget problems, they are to blame for holding up the budget? Yeah, and the two-thirds vote has nothing to do with it.

    Comment by Stevefromsacto — 7.03.2010 @ 12:53 pm

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