Posted in Uncategorized by groffellison on May 15, 2008

For the first time in the history of California the state House of Representatives has a speaker of the House who is an African American women. 

Speaker Karen Bass, the 54 year representative from Los Angeles, says her first priority is to deal with economic crisis facing the golden state which includes a $20 billion dollar budget shortfall. 

In an article in the Los Angeles Times Bass talks about her approach to the issue:

“…Bass has said she wants a “balanced” approach to the budget that will protect the state’s most vulnerable citizens. She also said she is optimistic that the dire nature of the state’s fiscal problems — the controller has warned that California could run out of cash in August — will force legislative leaders and the governor to reach resolution quickly. A new budget is supposed to be in place July 1, the start of the next fiscal year.”

Click here for the full article


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