My law partner, Scott Surovell, has given an excellent review of the Governor’s ability to operate government without a state budget. Here it is.
The only flaw is that it fails to reference the State Constitution, which is the “operator’s manual” for the General Assembly.
I’m still unconvinced that we can spend (or tax) public money after July 1st, 2014, without a budget, although I agree that our judges can (and will) exercise emergency powers to keep the legal system operating.
Everything else is up in the air.