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CA: Bond plan defeated in Senate (3 votes shy of a 'deal')
Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/06 | Andy Furillo

Posted on 03/11/2006 8:43:22 AM PST by NormsRevenge

Edited on 03/11/2006 9:04:10 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Hopes dimmed for putting a massive infrastructure bond plan on the June ballot when the state Senate failed early today to muster a two-thirds vote on a $47.3 billion package authored by Democratic leaders that Republicans denounced as a "sham."he 24-12 Senate floor vote at 12:30 a.m., which did not include any Republican support, fell three votes short of the 27 votes necessary to keep the plan moving toward the Assembly and possibly derailed efforts to put it on the June primary ballot.

"We're now talking about November," Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, said on the floor, of a new timetable for California voters to decide on an infrastructure plan.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, however, released a statement a! fter the Senate action saying that he remains "encouraged by the tremendous progress we have made" and that he "will work throughout the weekend" on a bond plan that presumably would be ready for the June primary.

The Democratic plan included nearly $19 billion for transportation, more than $13.4 billion for K-12 schools and $4.15 billion for flood protection and levee repair, among other items.

Excerpt. Continued Sacramento Bee

TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bond; california; defeated; plan; senate
sham sham sham
1 posted on 03/11/2006 8:43:26 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Hopes dimmed

Mine just brightened, thanks.
2 posted on 03/11/2006 8:53:05 AM PST by sasquatch
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Last night's thread:
Parties tangle over bonds
3 posted on 03/11/2006 9:05:22 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Have to chuckle.

The Schwarzenegger/Democrat plan was soooo bad that even a Democrat Senator voted against it.

Not a single Republican Senator would support the Wilsonegger gang's plan. Bless their little conservative souls.

4 posted on 03/11/2006 9:19:31 AM PST by Amerigomag
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To: NormsRevenge
Sham is more descriptive than shame....

From Bloomberg:

Republican lawmakers complained that they were not given actual paper copies of the proposal when it was introduced shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time. The vote was called after midnight. The Republicans also opposed bond money Democrats proposed for park land and public transit.

"Nearly $50 billion and you only have one copy of the document and you bring it to us at midnight on the night of the deadline," Republican San Diego Senator Dennis Hollingsworth said. "It's a shame."

5 posted on 03/11/2006 9:30:41 AM PST by calcowgirl
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To: Amerigomag

A tiny glimmer of light in this dark place (California). You gotta love those feisty Republicans up there -- few but mighty.

6 posted on 03/11/2006 10:26:54 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: bboop
Over the next 72 hours Republican legislators are going to be subjected to EXTREME political pressure from the borrow and spend allies; the Wilsonegger gang and Democrats.

They will be cajoled, threatened and publicly embarrassed by both the Hurst/McClatchy/Tribune syndicates and the Wilsonegger gang's crew, Schwarzenegger, Ackerman and McCarthy. My heart goes out to them.

7 posted on 03/11/2006 10:37:11 AM PST by Amerigomag
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank you Republicans. Keep the fight going. Never never surrender to these commies & a Benedict AHrnold governor.

8 posted on 03/11/2006 11:17:06 AM PST by Digger
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To: calcowgirl
If this the way the Democrats do business, no thanks. I'd like to see this entire "deal" sunk. The Democrats need it more than Republicans do and the Governor has stopped being even a nominal Republican. Shame on them on both and shame on us if this goes through.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

9 posted on 03/11/2006 12:06:41 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: NormsRevenge

We need to thank every member who voted against this bond.

10 posted on 03/11/2006 12:54:25 PM PST by FOG724 (Arnold is not a Republican)
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To: Amerigomag; calcowgirl

Who was the dem that voted against it?

11 posted on 03/11/2006 8:36:00 PM PST by forester (An economy that is overburdened by government eventually results in collapse)
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To: forester
I didn't think there was one:
Alarcon      Alquist      Bowen           Cedillo
Chesbro      Ducheny      Dunn            Escutia
Figueroa     Florez       Kehoe           Kuehl
Lowenthal    Machado      Migden          Murray
Ortiz        Perata       Romero          Scott
Simitian     Soto         Speier          Torlakson

Aanestad     Ackerman     Ashburn         Cox
Denham       Dutton       Hollingsworth   Maldonado
Margett      McClintock   Poochigian      Runner

Battin       Morrow       Vincent         Vacancy
12 posted on 03/11/2006 8:49:13 PM PST by calcowgirl
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