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Water, pot and rideshares: The top 5 bills to watch as CA lawmakers head back to Sacramento




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While Congress headed to summer vacation, California’s state government headed back to Sacramento, and back to work, where its facing an onslaught of down-to-the wire bills in the month of August. Jeremy White joins AirTalk to round up some of the more important and interesting ones, including a bill to firm up details of a major water bond to put before voters this year and a tax break to curb runaway film production. The legislature will also take up another attempt at a bill that would require adult film actors to wear condoms, a bill to create a Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation to oversee the industry, and a bill that would enhance insurance criteria for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. We’ll talk about the likelihood and possible outcomes of them all.

Guest:

Jeremy White, reporter in the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau