October 12, 1991 |
Gov. Pete Wilson, whose messages explaining his reasons for vetoing bills are much lengthier than those of his predecessors, fell out of character when he vetoed a proposal by Assemblyman Ted Lempert (D-San Mateo). The bill would have required the state voters pamphlet to note whether a proposition was put on the ballot by the Legislature or by initiative, creating an additional printing cost of about $110,000. "It's not worth it," Wilson said.
January 15, 1989 |
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco), seeking to blunt criticism of the Legislature after an FBI corruption investigation, announced Friday the appointments of an Ethics Committee. The committee consists of five Democrats and three Republicans. It will be headed by Assemblyman John Vasconcellos (D-Santa Clara), who also is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Besides Vasconcellos, the Democrats on the committee are Elihu M.
August 19, 1990
Political infighting and opposition from the oil industry are choking prospects for a comprehensive oil-spill prevention and cleanup bill in our state capitol. State Assemblyman Ted Lempert (D-San Mateo) has crafted an excellent bill (AB 2603) to prevent oil spills, provide tougher fines for polluters, and fund clean-up operations along our coast in the case of an accident. But his proposal is hung up in the state Senate, where senators refuse to support AB 2603 because they have already voted on an oil spill bill written by Senate leader Barry Keene (D-Benicia)
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November 3, 1997 |
The California Assembly will hold a public hearing at Mission College on Wednesday to discuss a bill by Assemblyman Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) that would change the way board members are elected to the Los Angeles Community College District. Under the current system, trustees are elected at large. The Cardenas bill, AB1328, would require that members of the governing board be elected by trustee area.
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December 8, 1990 |
State Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) said he and a Northern California assemblyman introduced companion bills this week to repeal a new law that allows county governments to charge school districts for collecting the schools' share of property taxes. Hart said the Legislature made a mistake last summer by passing a budget agreement that shifted the financial burden from counties to school districts.
August 24, 1990 |
Gov. George Deukmejian, in a letter made public Thursday, threatened to veto proposed legislation to prevent and provide for the cleanup of oil spills from ships operating off the California coast. In a letter to Sen. Barry Keene (D-Benicia) dated Aug. 17, the Republican governor raised several objections to Keene's bill, which was passed by the Senate and is now before the Assembly.