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