Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg barred a budget item that would have eased conflict-of-interest rules so Curt Pringle and Richard Katz could serve in two capacities.
Amid budget talks last week, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders tried to ease restrictions in a state conflict-of-interest law so that two prominent officials from Anaheim and Los Angeles could remain on the board of the California high-speed rail project.
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