CA Controller John Chiang: State budget unbalanced, lawmakers will forfeit pay
California State Controller John Chiang concluded the state budget approved by the legislature on June 15th was “incomplete and unbalanced” and lawmakers will forfeit their pay until a balanced budget is passed.
Under the voter-approved Proposition 25, state lawmakers will lose their pay if they don’t pass a balanced state budget by the June 15th constitutional deadline.
“My office’s careful review of the recently-passed budget found components that were miscalculated, miscounted or unfinished,” said Chiang. “The numbers simply did not add up, and the Legislature will forfeit their pay until a balanced budget is sent to the Governor.”
- California State Controller’s Office: Chiang finds budget did not balance on paper
- California State Controller’s Office: Proposition 25 budget analysis (PDF)
- Legislative Analyst’s Office: Proposition 25