The Governor let down California’s counties by vetoing SB 866. Senate Bill 866 would have enabled counties (and cities and special districts) to securitize the nearly $1 billion in pre-2004 mandate claims that the state owes.
California is about to lose thousands of youth to poverty. The Governor, targeting his veto power toward the most vulnerable in the 2010/11 State Budget, has all but ensured that low-income, special needs children will have fewer supports.
AB 2151 is a shift of unlimited and unknown liability from an individual’s private insurance to the public employer and should be vetoed.
The Legislature adjourned the Eighth Extraordinary Session last week. The remaining legislation on the Governor’s desk (AB X8 6 and AB X8 9) contains the transportation tax swap package. The Governor has sent a letter to legislative leaders expressing his plan to veto the measures as the special session expires this evening. Could there be a record-breaking ninth extraordinary session coming our way?
Yesterday afternoon, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed ABX8 2, a measure that contained budget year budget changes that legislative Democrats argued addressed $2.2 billion in budget year savings. Governor Schwarzenegger agreed with legislative Republicans, indicating in his veto message that the bill “does not actually implement spending reductions.” The problem is that the bill outlines reductions to [...]