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Bills, Bills, Bills: What we know as CA legislature’s deadline approaches

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The California state Capitol building is shown October 9, 2003 in downtown Sacramento, California. David Paul Morris/Getty Images

California hits its deadline Friday night to decide on some of the most pressing bills facing the state.

As reported by John Myers of the Los Angeles Times, this year’s legislative process in Sacramento was different. A 72-hour public review period three days before a final vote in the state legislature was implemented this year, which prevented revisions to bills on deck for this week. Previously, the lack of public review enabled some interest groups to put new ideas into legislature, just hours before a final vote. The change is a result of Prop. 54, which passed on the Nov. 8 ballot.

So how did this change impact state legislature? What bills did and did not pass this week, and which ones are still up for debate? Myers joins Larry Mantle for an update on what’s happening in Sacramento.

Guest:

John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times; he tweets at @johnmyers

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