The Controller, John Chiang, has announced that he will appeal the judge’s ruling that he had no authority to withhold pay from the members of the legislature last year when they did not put forward a balanced budget within the constitutional deadline.
The appeal will be filed with the Third District Court of Appeal. It will request a further interpretation of Proposition 25. Superior Court Judge David I.Bowen has ruled that the legislature has the power to determine whether or not the budget is balanced, not the Controller.
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