Monning Nabs Seat on Emergency Budget Committee

December 18, 2008

Though newly minted District 27 Assemblyman Bill Monning says his appointment to the emergency budget committee last week was a total surprise and an “honor”—not to mention a bit of a coup given that he’s never held public office before—there’s been little time for celebrating. Monning spoke to us as he was packing for what could be an extended stay in Sacramento. That includes Christmas and New Year’s, and Monning doesn’t even have an apartment yet. “I’m relegated to cheap motels,” he said. “I’d certainly love to be home with my family, but the state is scheduled to run out of money by February. It’s a very dire circumstance.”