Weekend Update: Assembly Joins Senate, Passes Ammended A.B. 2321

I just received an email from Assemblyman Feuer’s office, that the California Assembly passed A.B. 2121 as amended by the State Senate.  That means that unless Governor Schwarzenegger vetoes the legislation, we will have a sales tax proposal on the fall ballot.  The measure needed to be passed by midnight today.

Below is the text of the email from Feuer’s office:

AB 2321 was taken up on the Assembly Floor about a half an
hour ago.  It passed off the Floor with a vote of 41: 15.  There were
several committee hearings going on at the same time so we assume by the end of
the day there will be a few more “aye” votes. 

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