The legislature went through something of a budget vote drill today, with both the GOP and Democratic budget plans not really approaching the necessary 2/3 votes:
Both fell well short of the required two-thirds majority (54 votes in the Assembly and 27 in the Senate), although Assembly and Senate leaders left the voting rolls open.
In the Assembly, initial tallies had the Democratic plan six votes short and the GOP approach 29 votes short.
In the Senate, the GOP plan was 15 votes short and the Democratic proposal six votes short.(SacBee)
That being said, this was a good day. It gets legislators on record and shows the state just how ridiculous our 2/3 budget process really is.
And hey, look at that, there is a majority vote budget measure on the ballot. How convenient!