House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Joe Garofoli
SF Chronicle – Politics Blog

No love from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Guv Schwarzenegger’s idea to get $ 6.9 billion from the fed government to help plug

California’s budget hole. The Speaker — in SF Saturday for a New Year’s…

No love from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Guv Schwarzenegger’s idea to get $6.9 billion from the fed government to help plug California’s budget hole.

The Speaker — in SF Saturday for a New Year’s Party (yes, really..geez, are we THAT desperate for a party in SF) — told me so her very self:

“The idea that any state can say ‘This is my shortfall, pick up the tab,’ is not one that would work well in Washington, as you can imagine,” Pelosi told The Chronicle Saturday during an appearance in San Francisco.

Besides, the Speaker said, the federal government has already directed more than $80 billion to California through its $787 billion stimulus package and “other initiatives” since President Obama took office.

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