8:58 AM PST, November 16, 2012
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich knows what Republicans in the state Assembly are feeling right now, staring at the prospect of a session where Democrats have a two-thirds majority.
Antonovich was Assembly Republican whip during the 1977-78 session, the last time the Democrats held a supermajority in the lower house. He said Republican members face a challenge in such circumstances in getting their voices heard.
"I’d encourage them to work harder and smarter," Antonovich said. "The Democrats’ tax and spend agenda continues to send jobs out of the state, and the Republicans need to provide constructive alternatives on how you can bring jobs back to California and grow the economy.’"
-- Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times