Editorial: Put California land-into-trust bill back into the grinder
Posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012
"It’s no secret that observing the lawmaking process is a lot like watching sausage being made — you really don’t want to do that.
But, if someone isn’t watching, sometimes unsavory things are tossed into the mix. With regard to legislation, a demonstration of unsavoriness would be California Senate Bill 162, which — if it makes it through the entire process — would prevent state agencies from opposing an Indian tribe’s attempts to annex private land into a tribal reservation.
For most folks, that might not seem like much of a big deal. In the Santa Ynez Valley, however, we believe a majority of residents would tell you the idea is preposterous."
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Editorial: Put shameful bill back into the grinder
(The Solvang Valley News 6/7)
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