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Sen. Joe Simitian to keep chairmanship

Original post made on Feb 23, 2008

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.
<LI> <a href="//">Drastic cuts are avoidable, Simitian says</a><BR>

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, February 23, 2008, 7:24 AM


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Posted by Ken
a resident of Los Altos
on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Hallelujah!!! Best news ever. Simitian is gold. Shame on Perata.

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Posted by nanny joe
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:45 pm

too bad, nanny joe needs to be slapped down.

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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.).