The first measure allows some internal borrowing and other tweaks so California doesn't run out of cash before Tax Day. Democratic State Senator Loni Hancock:
Hancock: "This is a practical, good policy solution to a budget dilemma. It will be good for the people of California, and I would urge an Aye vote."
But many Republicans voted no. Assemblyman Jim Nielsen says more prudent budget planning would make this measure unnecessary.
Nielsen: "There was less of that gimmickry in the budget last year than had been before, but still an awful lot - and that's why we are suffering this problem right now."
Meanwhile, in a more bipartisan vote, lawmakers restored a $250 million midyear "trigger" cut to school bus funding that would have disproportionately hurt certain districts. Instead, they're spreading that cut evenly across all school districts.
The governor is expected to sign both bills soon.