The California State Senate passed the supplementary aspects of the budget just now. The Assembly is expected to follow suit shortly.
At the end, Senator Romero announced that “the desk is clear” and Senator Perata concluded, “We’re finished.” No speech or final comment, because what is there to say? There was an awkward pause, and some Senators started clapping, as if waiting for the curtain to come down.
No applause. Not for this.