Bi-Partisan Effort to Close California Budget Gap Recognized at 2010 JFK Profile in Courage Awards

May 24, 2010

Boston MA – The four members of California’s legislative leadership who in 2009 led a bi-partisan effort to close the state’s devastating budget deficit were presented the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ today by Caroline Kennedy at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

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None of us allowed what was politically or personally advantageous to get in the way of following our conscience. And we didn’t let our differences blind us from seeing what was possible by working together … Courage is taking the hard road even when there is an easy way out.

– Mike Villines, Profiles in Courage Award Recipient