Distracted by Facebook, California GOP politician accidentally supports budget proposal


ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Republican California assemblyman was the only member of his party to vote in favor of a proposed budget because he was distracted by Facebook.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: A Republican California assemblyman was the only member of his party to vote in favor of a proposed budget because he was distracted by Facebook.

The Santa Clarita lawmaker later clarified he accidentally supported the bill in the Capitol while opposing it on Facebook. He posted on Twitter “My wife is right — I can’t multitask!” California’s budget is being negotiated between Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders. They have yet to reach a final deal.

Wilk’s blunder won’t show up on the official legislative record because the Assembly allows lawmakers to change their official votes. He did so after session ended, receiving applause from fellow Republicans and boos from Democrats.

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