California Budget: Facing Loss Of Pay, Dems Scramble For Alternative State Budget

06/14/2011 11:52 am ET | Updated Aug 14, 2011
  • Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Sacramento-- 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.