cbs13headerlogo-1 SPORTS1140HeaderLogo gooddayheaderlogo (1)


Governor, Lawmakers To Work Over Weekend On Budget

View Comments
Don't Miss This

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Key lawmakers are staying close to the Capitol this weekend as Gov. Jerry Brown tries to work out a compromise on the state budget.

Few developments emerged Friday after a week of start-and-stop negotiations with five Republican senators who are seeking reforms to public employee pensions, a hard cap on state spending and regulatory changes.

Brown is trying to get bipartisan support to call a special election on extending temporary tax hikes enacted two years ago. It’s a key part of his plan to close the state’s $26.6 billion deficit.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has said lawmakers will work through the weekend. He is aiming for a floor vote next week.

Brown’s office wants the election held June 7 to coincide with local elections in many California cities.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus