Nov 19, 2008

Our trusty public servants

How serious is the Legislature taking the lame-duck session to solve California's budget crisis? The Sacramento Bee gives us some idea:
Democratic Sen. Denise Ducheny -- along with a bipartisan crew of seven other senators -- is traveling in India as part of a foreign outreach trip. The other traveling senators are Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, Dave Cox, R-Fair Oaks, Dick Ackerman, R-Irvine, and Bob Margett, R-Arcadia.
Ducheny chairs the Senate Budget Committee as well as the joint legislative budget committee. Romero is Senate Majority Leader and Ackerman is the former Republican leader. One can only imagine the breakthroughs this group will forge with the Indians.

And if one trip wasn't enough, the Bee adds:
A group of lawmakers is also traveling in China, on a trip organized by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco.
Of course, Gov. Schwarzenegger is in L.A. this week promoting green energy and automobiles.

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