Sen. Joe Simitian to keep chairmanship Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:22 pm
State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee but will lose his seat on the Budget Subcommittee on Educational Finance under an exercise of party discipline for taking an independent stance on massive school budget cuts.
Posted by Menlo Mom, a resident of Menlo Park, on Feb 26, 2008 at 7:15 pm
Why is it good news that Simitian's position on the educational finance subcommittee is being stripped? (This seems to me like a badly misleading article header.) Joe Simitian has a great grasp of educational finance and a solid commitment to schoolchildren state-wide. I can only assume that Perata is so keen to give Arnold enough rope to kill himself -- piling up the pain -- that he's perfectly willing to tolerate any pain to California school-children. For shame.
I've written three East Bay friends asking them to protest to Perata directly (his district includes Berkeley, Alameda, etc.).