SACRAMENTO, California: On May 19, California voters decisively rejected five out of six statewide ballot propositions. The only proposition approved by voters was Prop 1F, which prohibits pay raises for state legislators in years when they have failed to produce a budget.
The Sacramento Bee reprinted an email from a reader that appeared to reflect the mood of the evening: "Schwarzenegger, Bass, Cogdill, Villines, Steinberg and the rest of those stinking, lying Sacramento bastards can go straight to hell. They're going to be whacked hard upside their heads tomorrow."
Gov. Schwarzenegger and the top two legislative leaders from the California State Senate and California State Assembly will begin meetings on Wednesday, May 20, when the governor returns from Washington, DC to decide what their next moves are, as the state's tax revenues continue to plummet and its budget gap continues to expand.