Tag Archive for Speaker Karen Bass

Assemblyman Duvall Removed From Utilities Committee

This update from KQED Capitol Notes: From: @KQED_CapNotes Sent: Sep 9, 2009 10:35a Assemblymember Mike Duvall (R) removed from committee job, referred to ethics cmte. after lurid sex chat makes news. http://ow.ly/oGMn Assemblyman Duvall has posted an apology on his website www.duvallforassembly.com. He says: “I made a mistake and I sincerely apologize. I deeply regret…

There is more to government than the budget

Usually I find the Orange County Register’s Brian Joseph to be an objective reporter. He covers the State Capitol beat and today he posted a report on Total Buzz With budget negotiations stalled, lawmakers debate … food? that seemed to me to be straight out of the Steven Greenhut school of reporting. Yes, I know that…

News Bits 7-07-09

Here is a quick summary of some of the news of the day for July 7, 2009. Anaheim mayor will lead fight for high-speed rail line (OCRegister) Public guardian fires back against mismanagement claims (OCRegister) California’s borrowing costs may rise after Fitch downgrades state bonds (SacBee) Bass frustrated, leaders researching Prop. 98 implications (SacBee)   And on the…

Bass on Democrat’s Responsible Budget Plan

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) outlines the Democratic budget proposal the Assembly and Senate will vote on next week. They say that while the Democratic budget proposal will have real and painful cuts, it rejects Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposals to cut $700 million from schools, eliminate California’s…

Democratic Commitment to Fight for Families, Keep Safety Net

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly address, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) say as the legislature works to close the budget gap by June 30 Assembly Democrats will not “let the deficit be used as an excuse to eliminate the safety net in California and eviscerate our public…

Assembly Speaker on Budget Vote

SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic address, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) sees spending cuts and new revenues as necessary components of a budget that will help California end a cash crisis that has already impacted employment and state payments to taxpayers. She calls the compromise needed to close California’s $42 billion budget deficit a…