Remember a month ago when Assemblyman Chuck DeVore told a group of Republican lawyers that he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“eff-ingÃ¢â‚¬Â with Democrats with the plan to give a holiday to state environmental lawsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦attempting to pit Democrats that represent districts that are very concerned about the environment against Democrats that represent districts that are very concerned with creating more housing?
I blogged it here.
Orange County Register columnist Frank Mickadeit has an update:
[Frank MickadeitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s column]
The Democrats read the column and pounced, calling him out on the floor.Ã‚Â AB 1096 passed its first committee, but not in the form DeVore had hoped. It now merely calls for the state to research the impacts of some existing CEQA exemptions and report back by 2009. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You made my life a living hell for about a week,Ã¢â‚¬Â DeVore told me yesterday. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s my job,Ã¢â‚¬Â I said.