Yesterday afternoon along party lines. Senate Bill 6 also passed (see Sanctuary State). Both bills are now up for consideration in the Assembly.
Many are not amused about sanctuary state status. Hours before the Floor Session, many received this e-mail from President Trump:
Our terrific Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has been cracking down on sanctuary cities, but now the liberal city of Seattle is trying to stop us by suing our Administration.
Sanctuary cities like Seattle and San Francisco have spent decades breaking our country’s immigration laws — and getting away with it.
Not anymore! Not on my watch.
So, you have to ask yourself, “Will President Trump actually exact a price for a belligerent response to his posturing? Is he really serious and will the taxpayers of California feel the brunt of it?”
Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III has already telegraphed his intentions about clawing back any funds awarded to a jurisdiction that violates federal law.
And Attorney General Sessions did not react well to California’s Chief Justice and her Joint State of the Judiciary Session rant (see below).
The joys of showing up or not? On Monday afternoon, I decided not to attend the Joint State of the Judiciary Session…medium.com
All I can say is that this accountant is not into bluffing and playing chicken with other people’s money. The State Senate should feel the same.
California is so broke it has to raise your taxes this week in order to make its pension plan payments. Excuse me, I meant it needs to fix its intentionally neglected roads.
But critics like Republican Sen. John Moorlach said California can’t afford to anger the federal government.
“California has a very precarious budget,” he said. “It has major unfunded liabilities. It has major retiree medical expenses. It has severe infrastructure concerns. We just don’t need to jeopardize a funding source from the federal government.”