Editorial Urges Brown To Sign Bills on Epilepsy, Autism
"Gov. Jerry Brown (D) needs to sharpen his veto pen" because "[w]e hope he mercilessly skewers many of the bills sent to him in the closing hours of the legislative session," a Sacramento Bee editorial states. However, the editorial argues, "Despite the many ill-considered measures, important bills affecting children won approval and are worthy of signature." The editorial calls on Brown to sign SB 161, by Sen. Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), which would permit volunteers to administer epilepsy drugs to public school students, and SB 946, by Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), which would require health plans to cover a certain autism therapy for children.
- "Editorial: Brown Ought To Use His Veto Pen Without Mercy" (Sacramento Bee, 9/13).