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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:32 PM

California Democrats lose supermajority in state Senate

SAN FRANCISCO | Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:03pm EST

(Reuters) - Democrats who control California's legislature lost their supermajority in the state Senate on Friday when a business-friendly moderate from the state's Central Valley abruptly resigned.

Senator Michael Rubio, elected in 2010, said he was stepping down to take a job with Chevron Corp, which will leave fellow Democrats with 26 seats in the Senate. Two other Democratic-leaning seats in the 40-member Senate are vacant.

Rubio had been expected to spearhead the effort to overhaul environmental laws in a more business-friendly fashion.

With the loss of the 27-seat supermajority, Democrats will have to put on hold, at least temporarily, some of their more ambitious plans opposed by the Senate's Republican minority. Rubio is likely to be replaced by a member of his party in a special election ...

www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/23/us-california-democrats-idUSBRE91M01Q20130223

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Reply California Democrats lose supermajority in state Senate (Original post)
struggle4progress Feb 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2013 #1
msongs Feb 2013 #2
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #4
Cha Feb 2013 #3
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #5
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #6
tinrobot Feb 2013 #7

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:42 PM

1. It was bound to happen, sooner or later...

I just hope the Democrats were ready for it.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:43 PM

2. too bad Jerry B cannot appoint a fill-in...or can he? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:57 PM

4. I don't know of a state that permits that.

And doubt that there is. My guess is that the precinct people in his district will decide that.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:50 PM

3. Thanks struggle.. Here's to California getting their SuperMajority

Back!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:45 AM

5. Funny how that always happens, huh?!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:56 AM

6. I don't know why he had to leave the Senate to work for Chevron.

By the sound of it, he was already working for Chevron.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:23 AM

7. A job at Chevron...

I doubt Chevron enjoys having Democrats in control. Good hire for them. Bad for us.

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