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Sacramento lawmakers may not be punished for late budget

May 19, 2011 11:24:37 PM- latimes.com
Fine print in a ballot measure voters passed last fall may contain a loophole allowing them to keep their pay and perks even if they make no more progress on passing a final spending plan.

Reporting from Sacramento -- Voters were assured that a ballot measure they passed last fall would punish lawmakers when the state budget is late, docking their pay and perks for every day that a spending plan is overdue.

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