The governor took to YouTube Sunday night with a brief video laying out his view of the budget talks. He says he's still looking for four Republican votes.
Brown: "I'm really perplexed at why a package of this magnitude and this permanence - which has reforms, which has realignment and which has temporary tax extensions - cannot be allowed for you, the people, to decide on."
In fact, the framework of a deal appears set. It would include a regulatory overhaul and a special election on taxes, pensions and a spending cap. The sticking point is something the governor didn't mention in his video at all - whether to extend the taxes set to expire on July 1st until that special election.
Talks continued over the weekend, and the Senate and Assembly are each scheduled to meet Monday afternoon. Deal or no deal, Brown says lawmakers will vote on a budget on Wednesday - in his words, "one way or another."