Mountain View Voice

For the Record - October 15, 2010

Voices Around Town

Proposition 25 would make it so the California legislature only needs a simple majority, not a two-thirds majority, to pass a state budget; it would also dock legislators' pay for a late budget. Would you support that?

Asked in Downtown Mountain View. Pictures and interviews by Nick Veronin.

"I don't think I'd vote for that. Why shouldn't they get paid if they are working toward something?"

Joe Sziszak, Mountain View

"Yes. I think it would bring down the time it takes for them to pass a budget."

Harish Bllaman, Sunnyvale

"Yes. It seems reasonable assuming they are given an appropriate period of time to pass the budget in the first place."

Claude Levenger, Los Altos

"That sounds good. Why should they be getting paid when they're not doing their jobs?"

Mark C. Tomasini, San Jose

"I'm in favor of both stipulations. I don't think it's fair to the people. They're simply not doing their jobs."

Don Manogue, Mountain View

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