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Democrats in the Senate and the Assembly put their majority muscle to work this week to pass a new state budget. It’s not a terrible budget ‘ but let’s be clear. This is a Democrat budget. Republican input was ignored in each budget committee, every step of the way.
Thanks to Proposition 25, which voters approved four years ago, the state budget can now be passed with a simple majority vote in California. Democrats don’t need Republican votes anymore to pass a budget so they don’t involve us beyond the required committee hearings when our ideas are trashed.
The new state budget spends $108 billion an increase of $7.2 billion over last year’s budget. Most of the extra spending has been dedicated to expanding preschool, child-care services and expanding Medi-Cal for the Affordable Care Act.
As for the good …read more
Source: State Senator Bob Huff