Tag: John Perez
It’s certainly easier to reach an agreement when you’re negotiating how to spend extra money rather than where to cut funding. A full five days before the June 15 deadline for passing a state budget, Gov. Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker John Perez and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg reached agreement Monday on a $96 billion […]
By Lance Williams and Agustin Armendariz, Center for Investigative Reporting In May 2012 and again in June, Speaker John A. Pérez wrote memos to Democrats in the California Assembly. He wanted millions in campaign cash to win a handful of key races. At stake, Pérez wrote, was their party’s control of the Assembly – and, […]
California’s state government may be turning the corner from a painful recession, but Assembly Speaker John Perez is already thinking about the next one. The Los Angeles Democrat wants to start setting aside money in a rainy day fund, so legislators aren’t faced with deep spending cuts the next time the economy goes south. That’s […]
After a serious failure to communicate, the Dems appear to all be singing from the same prayer book now. To balance the budget, Darrell Steinberg, John Perez and the Guv have announced a deal that relies on better revenue projections and potentially triggered cuts if those rosier number don’t materialize. Find reports about the deal […]
Fans of Democrat-on-Democrat verbal sniping take note: Here’s the video of yesterday’s extraordinary joint press conference by Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John Perez slamming Jerry Brown after Brown’s veto of the Democrat-crafted budget bill.
KQED’s John Myers reports that Assembly Speaker John Perez has called a vote on the budget, tomorrow at 1 p.m. He writes: The Assembly has called a 1pm Wed floor vote on the budget package, but there’s no deal. Key staffer tells me the $12 billion in cuts *can* be passed Wed without approval of […]