Oh, my! The Register is reporting this morning that one of the Senate Republicans has FINALLY broken ranks with his fellow Reeps to vote to approve the state budget. But then again, Sen. Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) is one of those rare moderate Republicans in a moderate swing district. Oh yes, and he’s up for reelection next year. He’s seen the writing on the wall, and he’s now ready to end the impasse.
So who’s next? We need one more Republican to join Maldonado in order for the budget to be passed. So which Senate Republican is ready to join Maldonado in ending the stalemate and getting the budget passed? Who’s ready to step up and end all this nonsense?
With every day that the budget is not passed, our public servants can’t get paid. Our schools wonder if they will have what they need to begin the new school year. Our seniors and disabled on Medi-Cal wonder if they can receive the health care they need. With every day that the budget isn’t passed, our state is in limbo.
So Senators Harman, Margett, and Wyland: When will YOU stop the insanity and join your colleague Lou Correa in voting for the budget? And Senator Ackerman: When will you allow the Republicans to start acting sane and stop obstructing the business of the people of California? Your constituents here in Orange County, as well as all the people of California, deserve better than this.