Despite late lobbying from an aerospace industry rival, lawmakers approved expedited legislation Thursday designed to give the state the upper hand in landing subcontracts for a new strategic bomber project.

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A three-year fight for funding, launched by members of a grass-roots campaign committee known as Save Our Bridge, ended June 20 when Gov. Jerry Brown approved $1.3 million for the bridge’s restoration in the state’s final budget.
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Gov. Jerry Brown, California lawmakers and other elected officials will be getting a 2 percent raise this year.
State Budget
California lawmakers passed the state's main budget bill Sunday, less than six hours before the constitutional deadline. The vote comes after Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders last week reached a compromise on a $156.4 billion budget package for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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