Swearing-in Ceremony for the 69th Speaker of the California State Assembly

“We are all here to do the people’s business,” Speaker Atkins (D-San Diego) said. “We must work to ensure stability, and that includes an adequate reserve for those rainy days when the economy again takes a downward dive.  And at the same time we must expand opportunity and lift up the most vulnerable who have suffered a great deal and need us not to forget them now.”