Under the radar, with all the attention focused on Proposition 30, California voters ushered in a new era in state politics not seen in nearly eight decades: Now, for the first time since 1933, the ruling party would have two-thirds majorities in both chambers and free rein in a startling transformation that neuters Republicans in Sacramento to a new level of irrelevancy.Loved that term "balanced solutions". There will be no balance. The scales will consistantly be tilted toward more taxes. There will be no paring back or cutting of spending.
Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, announced early Wednesday morning that he is confident Democrats have captured the two extra seats they needed to secure 54 seats, a two-thirds majority.
And Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has also said he is confident Democrats will hold a two-thirds majority, though with two Democrats leaving for Congress, they will have to hold special elections early next year to maintain it.
"A working two-thirds majority will allow the Senate to move forward with balanced solutions to spur economic growth and improve our system of governance," said Steinberg, D-Sacramento. "At the same time, this newfound capability means the Democratic majority will be held accountable for those decisions. We intend to exercise leadership with humility."
In a way, this could be the best thing to ever happen to CA. This could speed up the inevitable.