California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the state budget today. From the Los Angeles Times:
Gov. Jerry Brown issued a historic veto of the budget approved by Democratic lawmakers hours after they passed it, opening wide a rift within his own party and throwing the state’s financial future into limbo.
The Democrats had pushed through the spending plan Wednesday, relying heavily on crafty accounting to patch over the state’s deficit, after the governor’s talks with Republicans on a tax package faltered.
The future remains unclear, although the continuing debate is sure to be amusing if not entertaining. Should we expect renewed heat on the issue of enterprise zone program reform? Also unclear.