Tag Archive for Senate

Health Insurance Reform: What’s Next?

With the Senate Finance Committee passing its version of Health Insurance Reform Tuesday on a 14-9 vote you may be asking yourself; what next? There are two bills in the Senate and three in the House that now need to be combined into individual bills for each house to vote on. This means for example,…

Senator Ted Kennedy Dies

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the lion of the senate, has died.  The Boston Globe has an amazing obit of Senator Kennedy here. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9JTYnMpRyg[/youtube].   He passed away Tuesday night with a statement released in the early morning hours of Wednesday morning EDT. more after the jump:

Say Hello to Senator Franken (D-MN)

The Minnesota State Supreme Court says Al Franken is the rightful new senator from Minnesota.  Minnesota Governor Pawlenty has indicated he will sign the election certificate making it official.  Now that Franken has passed this hurdle, the Senate has rules about who is seated limiting Coleman’s options for a federal challenge. From the story:

Schwarzenegger: Democrats are wasting time

Just up on the LATimes.com Arnold Schwarzenegger says Democrats are wasting time on flawed budget plans The California governor says he will veto the Legislature-approved package, which includes tax hikes. The state is days away from having to issue IOUs. By Shane Goldmacher, Reporting from Sacramento — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today scolded Democrats for squandering…

Legislative Leaders Announce Their Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) today presented the budget proposal approved by the legislature’s joint Budget Conference Committee yesterday that addresses California’s budget shortfall with a balanced approach including real cuts, limited new revenues and other responsible solutions. The Budget Conference Committee proposal addresses…

State Budget – Work Those Phones!

As you are reading this, our worthy compatriots are working the phones to Sacramento to tell our electeds that they support  Freddie Krueger’s budget which will leave our government in  useless shreds.    Our worthy compatriots are very good at this – they are mobilized and reminded by talk radio and their websites.  Call these…