In a race to meet a deadline to avoid having their pay docked, legislators sent Governor Jerry Brown a $92 billion budget and six trailer bills on Friday, June 15th.
There are a number of outstanding trailer bills that the Legislature intends to vote on next week. Many of the outstanding bills are related to issues that are still under negotiation, such as the Governor's realignment plan.
Last year, State Controller John Chiang attempted to dock legislators' pay, stating that outstanding trailer bills violated the deadline established by Proposition 25.
A Sacramento Superior Court decision overturned the Controller's attempt to reduced legislators' pay, however, so it is likely the Legislature will not face similar pay cuts this year.
Your ACSS is still calling on legislators to avoid balancing the budget on excluded employees' back with cuts that unfairly target state supervisors, managers, and confidential employees.