After touring a factory that makes fuel cell systems, Whitman told reporters the two month budget delay was "inexcusable" and she'd support a bill that prevents lawmakers from getting paid when the budget is late:
"I would want to make sure that there was all the teeth that we could possibly find to get this legislature to come together and to pass a budget. It's not fair to the people of California."
Whitman said if she were Governor right now, she'd be holding more meetings with legislative leaders:
"The big 5 would have been in the Governor's office under my leadership every day. I would have chained them to the desk to get this done."
Whitman also pledged that if elected, she would get a budget passed on time. That's something very few Governors have been able to do.