Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 27, 2010

There’s no budget agreement in sight, but lawmakers next Tuesday will vote on dueling spending plans by Democrats and Republicans.

The Senate and Assembly will vote on a Democratic spending plan unveiled weeks ago and on a Republican budget proposal that is under construction, said Shannon Murphy, spokeswoman for Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez.

The Democratic plan deals only with spending, not revenue generation, Murphy said.

Raising taxes, fees, or imposing other money-making measures is a thorny political issue for lawmakers, and Democrats in contested districts have been reluctant to commit themselves.

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