Now that the 2009 Legislative Session has wrapped up, what are your reflections on your first session in the Assembly? What is working for California, and what isn’t?
In my first comments in December, I stated there had been very little down time since the election and, as of today, that still applies. The speed at which the Legislature moves is rapid, and when you add the two massive budget shortfalls, prison overcrowding, the state’s water shortage and boosting the amount of renewable energy the state produces, the pace is indeed fast and furious. However, despite the monumental learning curve, the large work load and the long hours, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and work with other Legislators and staffers who are truly dedicated to making state government work for all Californians.