SACRAMENTO (AP) — It’s not quite a cat fight, but it’s close.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday sent a catty letter to California lawmakers in signing a bill that allows dead mountain lions to be stuffed and displayed in museums so long as they were not illegally killed.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
The Democratic governor reasoned that if Democrats and Republicans showed the same “energetic bipartisan spirit” in stuffing dead mountain lions, then surely they can work with him on encouraging job growth in California.READ MORE: Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
Many of the governor’s budget and economic initiatives, including ones to promote alternative energy and closing a tax loophole that sends jobs out of state, failed to gain enough support this year.
The bill, SB769 by Republican Sen. Jean Fuller of Bakersfield, creates an exemption for displaying the protected species.MORE NEWS: Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
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