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Stop the Presses: Boxer-Feinstein Prop Summit Collapses

Monday, May 11th, 2009

boxerthumbupAll those voters who were waiting for guidance on the May 19th budget propositions from Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein had their hopes and dreams smashed to smithereens today, when Boxer went rogue and announced her support for Props. 1A and 1B.

During the California Democratic Party state convention, Boxer had ducked taking a stand on the biggest issue facing California voters, saying she and Feinstein would be studying the props to formulate a joint position. But with DiFi apparently still mulling the fine print, Boxer went solo.

“California’s budget process is broken,” Boxer announced. “It’s time for California to join the vast majority of states and reform the two-thirds requirement for adopting the budget.

“However, until we make this crucial reform, I will be supporting Propositions 1A and 1B on the May 19 ballot. These two measures will help get California back on track, while protecting our investment in education.”

What happened to the great Boxer-DiFi Budget Prop Study and Announcement, we asked Boxer’s campaign guru Rose Kapolczynski. “In the end, she decided to deal with the propositions independently. And with time short before the election, Barbara decided to issue her statement today,” Rose said.

Translation: Feinstein is still locked in debate with herself.

As highly trained observers, Calbuzz noted that Boxer did not take a stand on the rest of the propositions. “These are the ones she thinks are most important. These are the ones she feels most strongly about,” Kapolczynski said.