Price: "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen -
welcome to our secret location…"
Democratic Senator Curren Price and the Board of Equalization
teamed up to go all "cloak and dagger." They escorted
reporters out to West Sacramento and opened the gate to a giant
warehouse of confiscated goods, like smuggled Chinese cigarettes
and pirated DVDs. The BOE's Randy Silva says the senator's
bill would set up a "centralized intelligence partnership" among
the nine state agencies that deal with those goods.
Silva: "What this proposes to do
is to make it an issue that's looked at daily - as opposed to more
informally how it's done now."
Or, as Price says…
Price: "Better coordination,
better cooperation - that's what this bill hopefully will
The measure has unanimously passed one Senate committee.
It faces another vote next week.