He has an Assembly speaker who really doesn't have to listen to anybody anymore.
The Assembly speaker has insisted such an increase is not the way to balance the budget.
The assembly speaker said the law eventually would lead to national presidential elections.
The Assembly speaker is one of the most powerful statewide positions.
The new Assembly speaker would be next in line.
The Assembly speaker has already declared that cuts to education and health care spending are out of the question.
"We did not go off the deep end," the Assembly Speaker said.
Schyle had previously served as Assembly speaker for a period in 2006.
The majority leader shares control over virtually all legislation with the governor and the Assembly speaker.
The final decision, he said, is made by "three men in a room": the governor, the Assembly speaker and the Senate majority leader.