Sometimes your humble blogger misses things. Could be work, could be whatever. Anyway, this story is nine days old, but better late than never:
California voters will not be asked this year to decide whether to roll back California’s ban on racial preferences in college admissions, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced Monday.
At the request of Sen. Ed Hernandez, author of Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, Pérez said he is sending the measure back to the Senate without taking any action in the lower house.
“It really is driven most by my interest in making sure we come out with the best policy outcomes,” Pérez said.
Apparently there was a major backlash in the Asian electorate, as expressed to various state senators including the now-indicted Leland Yee. (That’s how I learned about this, from Dan Harlan on Twitter, commenting on the coincidence.)
Don’t get complacent, though. What does this mean?
Pérez said he and Senate leader Darrell Steinberg will form a task force to discuss whether California should change the way it admits students to public universities.
I’ll tell you what I think it means: “we are going to discuss back-door ways to get around 209.”
Well, they do that all the time. We all know they do.