|Or so it seems. The Agua Caliente compact just failed on the second attempt on the Assembly floor with only 35 votes and is on call.|
Here's Perata's statement from earlier today:
While at the end of every session some major issues are able to be resolved quickly, because of the late date that the legislature received the gaming compacts that the administration has been working on for months (well past the Senate deadline), and because of the importance and complexity of these compacts, the Senate cannot act on them until the 2006-2007 session begins in December. We regret the disappointment and any financial burden to the tribal nations due to the lateness of the administration.
Speaker Fabian Nunez sounded similar notes in an afternoon press conference, though with less emphasis on the late deals struck by the Schwarzenegger administration.