Feb 9, 2010 7:48 PM by Bethany Tucker and Kristen Oato
The State Assembly Rules Committee began Senator Abel Maldonado's confirmation hearings for lieutenant governor at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.
If he makes it through the hearings, the nomination will go to the Senate and Assembly for a vote.
The governor nominated Republican for lieutenant governor in November 2009 after former Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi was elected to Congress.
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