Proposition 25 provides a chance to eliminate gridlock in Sacramento by allowing the legislature to pass a budget with only a majority vote, instead of the current two-thirds requirement. (Prop. 25 would retain the two-thirds vote for tax increases.) Just two other states - Arkansas and Rhode Island - require a two-thirds budget vote. The latest Field Poll shows that likely voters overwhelmingly support the measure, which is on the November ballot. But not the governor. He said that lowering the threshold would ensure that "one party will make all the decisions." Schwarzenegger made his comments this morning before the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce.
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