Governor, Legislature at Odds Over Budget Proposals
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) vetoed most of a legislative package that the Legislature approved in a special session on the budget, resulting in what Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) has described as a "mini-budget impasse." Legislative Democrats hope to avoid cuts to health and human services programs by closing tax loopholes and improving tax collections.
- "Schwarzenegger, Legislature at 'Mini-Budget Impasse'" (Herdt, Ventura County Star, 3/16).