- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Senate has confirmed the former executive producer of the “The Hangover” movies to the California Community College Board of Governors.

Senators voted 29-6 Thursday in support of Scott Budnick.

Budnick was first appointed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown last year. Budnick founded the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, a nonprofit support network for formerly incarcerated youth.

He was executive vice president and film producer at Green Hat Films from 1999 to 2013. He also produced the “Starsky and Hutch” movie.

Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber said crime victims are concerned that Budnick views young prisoners as victims of unjust convictions rather than taking responsibility for their crimes.

San Francisco Democratic Sen. Mark Leno said appointing Budnick would be good for victims because he works to prevent prisoners from repeating crimes.

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