The state constitution requires that our political masters pass a budget by midnight on June 15. That is getting close. In days gone by Jesse Unruh would merely have the Sgt. at Arms lock the doors and unplug the clocks. I don't know if that will fly any more. Of course the Dems have the votes to pass a budget without any Republican input or even participation. Assuming they can all sing from the same sheet of music. The talking heads are still all saying it will be done on time. Probably it will. They are, however, getting moderately close.