Today California's lawmakers issued a statement that they would not entertain the Humane and Ethical Foie Gras Act proposed by the C.H.E.F.S. organization on Monday. The act had been signed by almost 100 chefs in an attempt to reverse the state-wide foie gras ban set to go into effect on July 1. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says the Legislature has higher priorities right now, like the revised state budget due in the coming weeks. In other words it's looking more and more like the ban will go through despite the last ditch efforts of Thomas Keller, Christopher Kostow, Christopher Cosentino, Michael Chiarello and the other 95 or so chefs who recently united on behalf of ethical foie.