Apparently feeling the dual lawsuits filed by the attorney general and by civil rights groups are insufficient, Democratic chairs of the elections committees of each house announced yesterday that they would hold hearings into whether proponents of the redistricting initiative intentionally used different versions for obtaining a title and summary and for circulation. "The questions are whether there was any horsing around with the process of qualifying this initiative," said Sen. Debra Bowen (D-Marina del Rey), who will conduct a hearing Aug. 17 with Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Anaheim).Since you can't see it through the computer right now, you should know Phoblog has her head in her hands and is openly weeping from frustration . . . .
"'The what, when and who - that's what I want to know,' said Assemblyman Tom Umberg, who chairs the Assembly's elections committee. 'What did they know? When did they know it? And who knew it?'"
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Hey, Let's Have A Hearing!
From The Roundup: