The first two weeks in January are always jam-packed with events— which this year includes swearing-in ceremonies for the Governor and state officials. There’s also the State of the State address and the release of the Governor’s proposed budget.
As for issues to be negotiated-- both the Governor and Democratic leaders have said they want to expand healthcare to include at least some of the estimated six-million uninsured.
Governor Schwarzenegger has already submitted plans to tackle overcrowding in state prisons— and threat of a federal take-over looms if the Governor and lawmakers don't act. They’re are also facing a budget shortfall of around five-billion dollars.