Inside Sacramento: Healthcare Reform, Iraq War Ballot Measure, Bill Deadline
Governor Schwarzenegger calls a special session to discuss health care. We know the fate of an Iraq ballot measure, and a flurry of bills await signature or veto before the three-and-a-half month legi
Tom Fudge: As it turns out, Californians will not be voting on whether to pull troops out of Iraq. The legislature had passed a measure, calling for a voter referendum on whether the U.S. should withdraw its forces right away. But last night, right before midnight, Schwarzenegger vetoed the highly symbolic vote on the war, which would have been held in the February primary.
Meanwhile, it looks like state voters stand a good chance of voting on healthcare reform next year. This news comes as Schwarzenegger says he'll call a special session to pass healthcare reform in the state. Some of the measure’s package probably will need voter approval.
- Marianne Russ, bureau chief of the California Capitol Network .