The top two Democrats in the state Legislature, Assembly Speaker John Perez, left, and Senate President Darrell Steinberg, center, talk on the floor of the Senate with Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga. Democratic legislators passed a budget Wednesday without the support of any Republicans. (The Associated Press)
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 06/15/2011 06:50:57 PM PDT
It isn’t the budget Gov. Jerry Brown asked for. It isn’t the budget Democratic or Republican lawmakers wanted.
But state legislators on Wednesday, the deadline for approving a state budget, passed a state spending plan, one that includes new fees, new spending cuts and lots of so-called “gimmicks” – including one-time funding shifts and plans to sell state buildings.