Calif. Lawmakers Urge Fiscal Responsibility for Budget
On Monday, California lawmakers began the second half of their two-year session by discussing a budget proposal for fiscal year 2014-2015 that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is expected to release on Friday. Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) said, "The cornerstone of [the budget] has to be creating a rainy day fund so we do not replicate the patterns of spending and bust of the past." However, Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said restoring state programs that have been cut in recent years also should be a priority.
- "Calif. Lawmakers Pledge Fiscal Prudence For Budget" (Williams, AP/U-T San Diego, 1/6).