Despite California Senate President Pro Tem John Burton’s vow to make district attorneys pay — and pay big — for their support of the recently passed “get tough on juvenile crime” Proposition 21, the state’s prosecutors are not likely to lose millions in special funding, say longtime Capitol observers.

“Burton likes to beat his chest a lot, but in the final analysis, he’s a reasonable guy,” says attorney Timothy Yaryan, who lobbies for Los Angeles-area law enforcement groups.

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