Four Indian gambling compacts were approved by California voters. Everything else lost—including the initiative that would have kept leaders of the Assembly and Senate from being termed out of office. What will that mean for health insurance, the budget and other unresolved issues? On Reporter’s Notebook, the latest on Independents who wanted to vote Democratic in LA County.
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Despite the support of Governor Schwarzenegger, Prop 93 failed in yesterday’s election. It was a legislative term-limits measure that would have saved current leaders from being termed out at the end of this year. Now Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata—both Democrats—are lame ducks. Today, the Governor told the Sacramento Bee’s Editorial Board, “I really wanted some of those guys to stay.”