The California State Senate approved a bill on Tuesday to declare each May 22nd a “Day of Significance” in honor of [Harvey] Milk, the nation’s first openly gay man to hold a prominent public office… Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977 but was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone in 1978. May 22nd was Milk’s birthday.” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has not said whether he will sign the bill. [KTVU]
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Great news; Harvey Milk deserves a commemorative day!
bravo CA…about time
Well deserved, better late than never :D!
It is DOA. Too bad they didn’t pass it in May or June.
Remember, California is being run by a minority government (with a Republican administration having to submit proposals to a Democrat controlled legislature). And this Harvey Milk holiday will fail because of their bickering over the budget.
Schwarzenegger has announced that he’s vetoing this (and every other piece of “frivolous” legislation lawmakers has passed in August). He’s punishing the Democrats for failing to deal with his proposed budget on time. The fiscal year was supposed to have started on July 1. And budget negotiations have broken down.
Basically, Schwarzenegger wants to drastically cut spending and layoff workers. The Democrats are saying they’ll consider the cuts, but only if the governor agrees to institute revenue raising measures at the same time. The legislature accuses the governor of half-measures and passing the problem to future generations. While the governor accuses the legislature of irresponsible “spend and tax” mentality.
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