Bill for earlier primary election moves forward

first_img For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO — Whittier-area state Sen. Ron Calderon’s bill to move up the presidential primary to February next year — from the current June — was approved by a key committee today. SB113 was approved 3-0 by the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee, which Calderon chairs. The bill, which looks to be on a fast-track for approval, now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee, where it is expected to get a hearing Thursday. It could go to the full Senate floor for a vote by as early as Tuesday. Calderon said his bill will give California the political clout it long has deserved. “California is the biggest state in the union, and yet its June primary ensures the major primary nominee will be determined long before the state casts its ballots,” said Calderon, D-Montebello. “California voters deserve to play a major role in deciding the presidential nominations.”last_img read more