Despite huge price tag, governor’s bond plan leaves out Democratic priorities

What’s got a kitchen sink, but no housing or high-speed rail and little in
the way of environmental spending, rapid transit or healthcare?

If you answered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mega-bond and infrastructure
package, you’d be right. While many were lauding or criticizing the governor
for moving to the left, some Democrats were focusing on their favorite
programs that were missing from the massive spending proposals.

“If you can do a $220 billion proposal, you ought to be able to do something
about housing,” said Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz. Laird also noted
the absence of children’s healthcare spending.

The governor and his team have said they would sit down with Assembly
speaker Fabian Nu

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