via Daily Breeze: "By Michael Gardner
Copley News Service
SACRAMENTO -- South Bay Sen. Debra Bowen on Thursday defended her decision not to confirm the popular chairman of the state Board of Education, who had bipartisan support but had come under fire from Latinos for his positions on bilingual education.Read more.
Bowen, D-Redondo Beach, wound up the swing vote in blocking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's nomination of Reed Hastings from advancing to the full Senate."