Daily Journal rails Senate GOP for not passing House plan

The Legislature lurched on Monday into passage of a budget for fiscal year 2012, beginning July 1, running through scores of appropriations bills battled over in conference committees, but it has not mustered the political will to deal successfully with essential business: redistricting for the 2011 elections.

The issue appears hopelessly deadlocked in partisan politics, especially in the Senate, where Republicans rejected the force of precedent in refusing to accept the remap drawn by the House for itself.

In preliminary skirmishing, the Senate first debated its own committee’s remap of the Senate, but eventually the chamber adopted a plan drawn by the Elections Committee.

Daily Journal
4/5/11