Governor Signs $131 Billion State Budget After Vetoing $112 Million
Sacramento, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger has signed a $131 billion state budget after vetoing $112 million for programs ranging from court translators to air pollution cleanups.
It means that for the first time in six years California will start a new fical year Saturday with a state budget in place.
The former Hollywood star took the unusual step of holding Friday´s bill signing ceremony in the Capitol rotunda, where tourists looked on from the wings and a second-floor gallery.
Lawmakers approved the budget Tuesday night, avoiding a repeat of the partisan deadlocks that have held up budgets in most recent years.