California’s budget woes dominated the recently concluded legislative session. Facing a $42 billion defitcit at the beginning of the year, lawmakers raised taxes by $16 billion in February. On May 19 2/3rds of voters said no to further tax hikes. Then lawmakers in Sacramento closed a $26 billion shortfall at the end of July, relying heavily on budget cuts and accounting maneuvers.
Now that the legislative session is over, there are hundreds of bills awaiting the Governor’s action. To save the Governor time, Senator Mimi Walters and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who chair the taxpayer protection caucuses in their respective chambers, have compiled a list of the 20 most veto-worthy bills on Schwarzenegger’s desk.
Click here to view the list.