Back in “the Good Ol’ Days,” reaching the legislative policy deadline marking the start of “Summer Recess” didn’t necessarily mean that the Legislators got to go back to their districts, but usually marked the start of a long hot budget stalemate that sometimes lasted months and even resulted in state workers getting paid in IOU’s.

Then in 2010 you and your fellow Californian voters passed Proposition 25 which removed the two-thirds vote requirement for a budget to pass.

Since then budgets gets passed on a majority vote, controversial “trailer” bills get dealt with later, and the Legislature shuts down for a month to avoid Sacramento’s 110 degree days.

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