SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The state Assembly has passed the main bill in a legislative package aimed at ending California's record budget impasse and closing a $19 billion deficit.
Lawmakers voted 54-1 Thursday in favor of the measure, SB970, getting just enough support in the 80-member house to reach the required two-thirds vote threshold. It now goes to the state Senate.
California has been without a budget for a record 99 days into the current fiscal year.
The budget package contains no new taxes or fees, and just 40 percent of the gaping deficit would be closed by additional spending cuts. The rest would be addressed through rosy revenue assumptions and creative accounting.
The plan also counts on the state receiving $5.3 billion from the federal government, far more than it has received so far.
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Candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor failed to receive enough support to receive the endorsement of the California Democratic Party, according to results released early Sunday.
A SWAT team is responding to reports of a homicide suspect holed up in an apartment in North Park following a shooting in the Midway District.
Conditions for Sunday are expected to be warm and sunny with temperatures near average, according to forecasts.
A 32-year-old Navy sailor and flight surgeon who died after being struck by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton was identified Sunday.
A pedestrian was found dead on Interstate 5 around 2 a.m. Saturday morning. California Highway Patrol say a car struck and killed the man, leaving him to die in the freeway.
The San Diego Fire Department was called to terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport, Saturday afternoon for reports of a fire.