Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ca Repubs deny party funding to 6 tax hikers


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Republican Party has approved a measure reprimanding six GOP lawmakers who voted for the largest tax increase in state history.

The measure to deny the six party funding for the 2010 election was approved Sunday by delegates during the party's convention in Sacramento.

Three lawmakers each from the Senate and Assembly broke ranks last week to give Democrats and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger the necessary votes for passing a compromise budget solution to the state's $42 billion shortfall.

Supporters say Sunday's resolution sends a strong message to politicians that there will be consequences for breaking their no-tax pledge.