The Assembly has passed SBX8 29, which would exempt from furloughs state workers whose wages are paid 95 percent or more with money outside the general fund, plus the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization. Click here for more details about the bill.
The measure passed 54-7. It now goes back to the Senate for a concurrence vote to OK minor language changes made by the Assembly, then on to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's desk.