California budget: Republicans in favor of tax increases
Republicans' role in passing the budget
California has a two-thirds-vote requirement in each house of the Legislature to pass a budget or raise taxes. This works to give political minorities an effective veto. The three Republicans in each house, therefore, provided that two-thirds majority for the budget deal.
Proposition 1A was essential in gaining the support of Republicans for the California state budget deal. This ballot measure places a cap on future state spending by using a trend line that spans the prior decade.
- Abel Maldonado
- Roy Ashburn
- Dave Cogdill: Senator Codgill was dropped by his caucus for his support of the tax increases.