The SF Chronicle has more.
"The California Legislature began voting on billions of dollars in cuts to state spending Wednesday, with both houses approving measures to slash the welfare-to-work program and funding for developmental disability services.
Those measures now head to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
Lawmakers voted into the evening on a package of bills that make up the budget plan to relieve the state from a $26.6 billion deficit. But they did not take up the measure that will undoubtedly be the most contentious: legislation that will put additional taxes before voters in a June special election."