One-year plan is "unacceptable"
|The Merc reports that the governor is unwilling to lump all his bond proposals into a single year.|
Some powerful lawmakers, staggered by the duration and size of the proposed plan, have been suggesting just that. In a 45-minute interview Wednesday evening with the Mercury News, Schwarzenegger said he is willing to entertain many proposed additions and changes to his plan. But not that one.
``Sometimes you hear the rumbling that maybe they'll come down with a one-year plan or something like that,'' Schwarzenegger said, referring to lawmakers. ``It will be unacceptable. It's not the way to go. . . . You cannot fix the road conditions with a one-year plan.'' Nor, he said, can crammed classrooms, vulnerable levees and over-crowded prisons be resolved ``with a one-year deal.''
It's notable because there have been many discussions in recent days about shortening the life-span of the infrastructure proposal.
The Merc notes:
One of the Legislature's top two Democrats is willing to entertain a longer-term plan, but perhaps not the five election cycles of borrowing Schwarzenegger wants. ``We would prefer it to be no more than two election cycles,'' said Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, D-Los Angeles.