California budget: Democrats in Legislature are drawing up a spending plan that can pass without GOP votes - latimes.com
Facing a Wednesday deadline for passing a budget or forfeiting pay, Democrats in the Legislature are quietly drafting a spending plan they could pass without the GOP votes needed for tax increases or extensions.
The alternative plan would keep paychecks coming even though talks between Gov. Jerry Brown and Republicans have snagged on the issue of taxes.
"We will have a budget," said Nathan Barankin, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento).