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September 23, 2005

Gov supports Prop. 73

The governor has announced his position on each of the measures on the Nov. 8 ballot. In addition to backing 74-77, as announced earlier, he supports Prop. 73, which would require teenage girls to notify their parents before getting an abortion, and Prop. 78, the voluntary prescription drug discount plan. He opposes 79, which would require the drug companies to negotiate discounts, and 80, which seeks to make it illegal for Californians to buy and sell electricity outside the regulation of the Public Utilities Commission.

Posted by dweintraub at 4:40 PM

LAO projects $6 billion gap

The LAO's in-depth review of the 2005-06 budget as adopted is complete. You can find it here. Bottom line: the office projects a $6 billion structural gap in the operating budget going into the the 2006-07 fiscal year.

Posted by dweintraub at 3:05 PM

Piggy-backing on flood protection

Sens. Feinstein and Boxer and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have united on a letter asking for federal funding for crucial California projects to shore up levees around Sacramento and in the Delta.

Posted by dweintraub at 2:01 PM

My sons won't like this one

The governor has signed a bill to add further restrictions to 16- and 17-year-olds who drive.

Posted by dweintraub at 1:57 PM

Nursing ambition

Some people apparently want California to throw out one actor-governor with no previous political experience and replace him with another.

Posted by dweintraub at 9:07 AM

Do as I say...

The teachers union members who shouted down this press conference because they disagreed with its message were certainly setting a great example for California students.

Posted by dweintraub at 9:05 AM



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