Full-on body hugs and kisses to State Senator Cisco McSorley.
The SunCal tax increment development district (TIDD) bill is dead after his 45 minute fillabuster and vote appeal in the final moments of the session. Sources say the bill was tabled after his talk and then raised again by Senator Michael Sanchez in the final minutes before noon. Cisco appealed the voice vote and the clock took care of the rest. Sine Die.
I wanna know who voted for that bill too, though that wasn't the point.
At stake was the approval of $629 million in tax-paid bonds for one corporation - for one developer, about 13 lobbyists and a bunch of real and wanna-be land profiteers. Mental daggers to Cisco from them.
Some of these old school powers-that-be
tried to get got Mike Murphy to run against Cisco awhile back. He would have worked out better for them. You remember Murphy - he has since been indicted for his role in cash-skimming schemes on government construction projects. Ethics schmethics.