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Skelton: Capitol lacks compromise and camaraderie

December 3, 2012 |  7:00 am

Capitol Christmas tree

Skelton hedSacramento is on its way toward becoming a one-party town. Democrats are expected to control both houses of the Legislature, and they already hold every statewide elected office.

In Monday's column, George Skelton says it's another sign that bipartisan compromise is becoming further out of reach.

"Democratic and Republican legislators just don’t hang as they used to," he writes.

Former Assemblyman Jim Brulte (R-Rancho Cucamonga), who's being recruited to take over the Republican Party, said conservative lawmakers need to focus on "serious proposals."

“A good idea is a good idea regardless of how many Republicans are supporting it. If it’s really a good idea, the Democrats will steal it and put their name on it. But the Republicans’ goal should be to get good public policy enacted.”

All of Skelton's columns are here.


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Photo: A crane places a Christmas tree in front of the Capitol in Sacramento on Nov. 7. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press