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First things first, from our Department of Corrections, apologies to Raul Bocanegra, chief of staff to Felipe Fuentes and potential future Assembly candidate, who was misidentified in this column last week. The author and editors of said column have been taken out back and flogged accordingly… Question: What does the fight to repeal AB 32 have to do with the water bond? A lot if you ask Assemblyman Dan Logue. Logue says the only reason Gov. Schwarzenegger wanted to move the bond off the November ballot was to save AB 32.  “The bottom line is that the governor wanted to move the bond measure to 2012 because he can’t pass the water bond and defeat Prop. 23 at the same time,” said Logue. “That’s what’s behind the whole thing.” Logue is one of the chief backers of Proposition 23, which would suspend (likely indefinitely) the state’s landmark greenhouse gas law which, of course, is a key piece of Schwarzenegger’s legacy. Not that legacy is what’s motivating the governor at this point. We would never say that… Best wishes to Tim Hodson who will be undergoing brain surgery Thursday. Hodson was diagnosed with prostate cancer  earlier this year, and underwent successful treatment. Now, doctors feat the cancer may have spread to his brain. As his wife, Ruth, writes, “The long-term prognosis is excellent: 80% +++ full recovery within a year with Tim’s sense of humor, poor sense of smell and dedication to trivia all intact.” Here’s hoping for a complete and speedy recovery.


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