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Issues to watch as California’s legislative session comes to a close




Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
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The window is closing on California’s two-year legislative session this month, and that will have lawmakers bombarded with bills to push through to the finish line.

But with what could be 1,500 bills on the table, which ones will make the final cut? According to a recent Los Angeles Times piece, issues such as climate change, affordable housing and marijuana legalization may be the most consequential for the state.

In addition, the Stanford rape case has also incited bills such as AB 701, which would make it mandatory for courts treat more sex crimes as rape.

Patt Morrison speaks to LA Times Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers on what bills are likely to come through at the end of this session.

Guest:

John Myers, L.A. Times Sacramento Bureau Chief; he tweets @johnmyers