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  Perata and Migden Join To Stop Leno Bills
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Last EditedBob Sacamano  Sep 07, 2007 08:54pm
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News DateSaturday, September 8, 2007 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"I am disappointed by Mark Leno's challenge of a fellow Democrat with Carole's experience, accomplishments and skill," said Perata, who warned that all 25 Senate Democrats "will vigorously defend Sen. Migden. To get her, Mark must come over us." -- Senate Leader Don Perata, March 17, 2007

San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is used to facing opposition from corporate and other special interests opposed to his progressive bills. But now Leno faces a new adversary: State Senator Leader Don Perata, who is preventing action on nearly all of Leno’s bills in a cynical attempt to “help” fellow Senator Carole Migden rebuff Leno’s June 2008 primary challenge. Thanks to the Perata-Migden agenda, Leno-sponsored bills to provide additional educational assistance to foster youth (AB 1578), to help students pass the California High School Exit Exam (AB 1482), to reduce fire threats from toxic chemicals in furniture (AB 706), to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (AB 1511), and to foster solar energy (AB 1451) are all being suspended in the State Senate. Migden and Perata are even preventing passage of a bill (AB 1590) to raise millions for San Francisco city services, despite its support from such Migden constituents as the City and County of San Francisco, the SF Labor Council, and the SF Chamber of Commerce.

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