Tensions continue to mount as Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the state budget passed by the Assembly and Senate in the wee hours of the morning. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today said he would veto the long overdue budget lawmakers sent him just hours before because it does not include long-term spending changes he wants.
The move extends the state's record-setting budget impasse and sets up what could be an unprecedented override attempt.
"People aren't getting paid, hospitals are in danger of closing, but I will not sign a get out of town budget...that punishes taxpayers," Schwarzenegger said.
If lawmakers vote to override the veto, Schwarzenegger said, he will veto all the bills awaiting action on his desk.Full story in the Sacramento Bee. More coverage in The Los Angeles Times The San Francisco Chronicle and The Associated Press And for those interested in seeing who actually voted for the budget and may be there for a potential override...the list here.