Legislature Maybe Called to Special Session

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 26, 2004
Leaders in both the state Senate and the Assembly say they’re on track to end the 2003-2004 legislative session by this weekend. But Democrat Don Perata, elected this week to be the new Senate President Pro Tem, says if the governor wants approval of the latest Indian gaming pacts, he may have to call overtime. CUT: Perata06 :06 But Governor Schwarzenegger’s spokesman Vince Sollitto says that’s a non-starter. CUT: Sollitto10 :10 Sollitto notes that without legislative approval of gaming compacts, tribes could bypass the legislature by suing for approval in federal court. SOC