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Governor Brown Vetoes the Democrats' Budget

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Jerry Brown has vetoed the budget passed yesterday by his own Democratic Party without a single Republican. He blamed the Republicans for refusing to bargain and forcing the vote in time to meet yesterday's midnight deadline. But the Democrats are outraged. Now it's up to Democratic Controller John Chiang to decide if the legislators will still get paid, since no budget will go into effect. Will the Republicans come back to the bargaining table? Will the Democrats try again or is the Governor on his own? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, whatever happened to finance reform?

Banner image: Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Pérez issue a statement on the Governor’s veto. Photo: California Senate Democrats