What was the most important bill that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed or vetoed this year that, for whatever reason, didn’t get much media coverage?
AB 2987, not as much coverage as one would expect on a major regulatory overhaul. Listen for the faint echo of utility deregulation–this could end up being a similar fiasco with a compliant and uninformed Legislature carrying water for the telco industry.
The budget, it’s always the most important bill any governor signs, and it did not get much coverage because it is dull and annual, like Sacramento fog in the winter.
You never really know the importance of a bill until after it takes effect.
The veto of legislation to add legislative appointees to the California Transportation Commission (CTC), SB 1703. A handshake deal between the governor and Speaker N