SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assembly Speaker Karen Bass says Democrats
will put a budget up for a vote Sunday even though they haven't
reached a compromise with Republicans or the governor.
Bass says she feels compelled to put a spending package up for a vote before the filing deadline to get a measure on the November
ballot. The Secretary of State says technically, that deadline is
Bass says Democrats will propose to raise income taxes to bridge California's $15.2 billion deficit rather than a 1 percent sales tax they were negotiating with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The plan is expected to contain a rainy day fund but not a hard spending cap Republicans would like.
Schwarzenegger spokesman Matt David says the governor won't sign
a budget that doesn't include some spending reforms.
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