Friday, June 3, 2011

California state controller says lawmakers won't get paid unless budget is passed by June 15 - latimes.com

California state controller says lawmakers won't get paid unless budget is passed by June 15 - latimes.com

John Chiang, California's chief accountant, says he will invoke the provisions of a new law requiring him to dock legislators' pay unless they approve a balanced spending plan on time.

Reporting from Sacramento -- California lawmakers will start losing their pay in two weeks if they don't complete a balanced budget, state Controller John Chiang announced Thursday.

Chiang, the state's chief accountant, said a ballot measure passed in November requires him to dock legislators' pay unless they approve a balanced spending plan by the June 15 deadline specified in the California Constitution.

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