Governor Calls Special Session of the Legislature

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The regular legislative session ends this week, but Governor Schwarzenegger is calling lawmakers back to work.  He says it’s critical they finish up a deal to cover the state’s nearly seven million uninsured.  Schwarzenegger says it’s also urgent they figure out how to secure and increase the state’s water supply:

“Efforts to reform our broken healthcare system and to avert a water crisis are too important to walk away from simply because of a date in the legislative calendar.”

Schwarzenegger blamed a two-month long budget stalemate for the lack of progress on the issues.  Legislative leaders from both parties say they’re ready and willing to get working.  A special session allows lawmakers to meet outside of the regular schedule to deal with specific issues of the Governor’s choosing.