Melissa Melendez wants an investigation of SB 1 side deals

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, has called for California’s attorney general to investigate whether deals with lawmakers, including two from the Inland Empire, to secure votes for a transportation funding bill violated the state constitution and laws against “prid pro quo” deals.

Melendez sent the letter to Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday, April 18. “Leading up to the vote on Senate Bill 1, there were numerous reports of legislators in both the state Senate and State Assembly actively seeking ‘deals’ to earn their support of the funding proposal,” the assemblywoman wrote.

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