|The Senator Reports
||October 9th, 2008|
Bill Signing Week
By Senator Mark Wyland
September 30th marked Governor Schwarzenegger's looming deadline to sign or veto every bill that made it through the Legislature and landed on his desk. This year was especially unusual, since in response to a ridiculously late budget from the Legislature, he promised to only sign bills that are the highest priority for California.
The outcome: the Governor vetoed 35% of the bills that made it to his office, making this year's veto rate the highest in modern record. I was pleased, however, that 4 of my 5 bills sent to the Governor this year received his signature.
It's reassuring that the legislation I am working on in Sacramento is deserving of the Governor's support, especially given the current circumstances of these historic times in California, where we should be focusing less on superfluous bills, and more time on serious budget reform.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes cities in north San Diego County and the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Senator Mark Wyland
1910 Palomar Point Way, Suite 105
Carlsbad, California 92008