Assembly Speaker John Perez (who, for some reason, is no longer referred to in the media as “openly gay”) has said that he believes the legislature will approve the governor’s plan, or something very much like it, within the next few weeks. Darrell Steinberg, the President Pro Temp of the Senate, does not agree. He has described the proposal as “no promise and no hope.”
Steinberg’s chief roadpuppy, Mark Leno, liberal idiot from SF, has proposed the creation of a “sentencing commission” which would, presumably, simply decide to let a buttload of prisoners out early and thereby accomplish what the court (and he) want anyway.
One thing for sure. There is no longer any road to kick the can down. The legislature has to do something, or the state will be forced to release over 9,000 convicted felons, virtually all of who are NOT lightweight offenders. Those guys are already long gone. Pay up front of pay at the end, but one way or the other the residents, taxpayers, and future victims of crime will pay.