There are increasing grumbles that the:
…lawmakers are spending some of their time – and your (Californian taxpayers’) money – on resolutions that don't even change the law. Critics call it a waste of words – and a distraction from the job of getting a budget done on time.
Some of the causes those resolutions have supported:
• Motorcycle Awareness Month
. Financial Literacy Week
• School Bus Drivers Day
• No-Cussing Week
. California Golf Week
And the latest?
"Final reunification of Ireland by peaceful means"
That has as much chance of achieving its goal as "No-Cussing Week", but sure isn’t it the gesture (paid by other mugs’ money) which really counts in politics?
In two other (probably) unrelated items of Californian political news:
1.The California legislature has the lowest approval rating ever – just 10% of California voters say state lawmakers "are doing a good job".
2. According to latest polls: Californians support Proposition 19, the statewide ballot initiative to legalize marijuana.