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New year, new laws: A roundup of California politics for 2017




Election workers sort through unprocessed vote-by-mail ballots at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office on Monday.
Election workers sort through unprocessed vote-by-mail ballots at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office on Monday.
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It’s been a whirlwind of a year, especially in the world of politics.

And in California, the election came a slew of new bills and therefore, new laws. The landscape of the state’s highly debated issues such as minimum wage, assault weapons and even mascot names will begin to change in 2017, according to the Sacramento Bee.

John Myers of the Los Angeles Times and Melody Gutierrez of the San Francisco Chronicle speak with Patt Morrison today to give you a roundup of what’s to come.

Guests:

John Myers, Sacramento Bureau Chief for the LA Times, who’s written a piece on the topic; He tweets from @JohnMyers

Melody Gutierrez, politics reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sacramento bureau