TimDonnelly

Tim Donnelly

Assemblyman calls move ‘election year politics at its worst’
January 25, 2014 12:40 PM
Staff Reports

SACRAMENTO • A day after Gov. Jerry Brown requested a two-year extension to deal with California’s prison reform, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly responded by calling the move “election year politics at its worst.”

On Thursday, Brown asked federal judges for an extension to reduce prison crowding to the level required by the court, and said inmates could be released early if the state cannot meet its goals.

“Brown continues to play the ultimate politician here,” Donnelly said. “We have a governor who does not want to deal with tough issues like prison reform, especially when he’s up for re-election and has to be held accountable by voters.”

Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, credited the proposal as being a trade of time for Brown to act in exchange for releasing a greater number of criminals than originally planned, according to a news release from Donnelly’s office.

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