Opponents Urge Governor Not to Call Special Election

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, June 6, 2005

Assemblyman Mark Leno and State Treasurer Phil Angelides stood with the volunteers who gathered the fifty thousand signatures.  Leno said the governor should read recent polls that show almost two thirds of voters oppose a special election. 
"You have not even attempted to make a case to the voters of California as to why any of these initiatives cannot wait until the scheduled election in June of ’06. "
But Republican Assemblyman Keith Richman says the governor is keeping his promise for action, action, action. 
"It’s time to start addressing these problems now and not keep putting the solutions off. "
Opponents of a special election say the estimated 80 million dollar cost could be better used for education, children’s health insurance, and in home supportive services for the disabled.