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Governor: No budget, no bills

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today vowed to veto all legislation that crosses his desk prior to receiving an acceptable budget from state lawmakers.

Hey, unlike that pesky plan to cut state workers’ salaries, which will take six months to reprogram the payroll computer system, the governor holds the power over his own pen.

Click here to read the governor’s comments or watch the press conference on video.

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass had this to say about it: “Like the governor, we want to reach agreement on a budget that’s responsible and balanced, and 110 percent of our focus is on that. The Governor’s action today is yet another distraction that won’t have much impact other than the possible veto of public policy that moves our state forward.”

Lisa Vorderbrueggen