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CA Legislative Session: What passed? What didn't? What stalled?




The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.
The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.
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The latest legislative session in Sacramento saw huge support for the state's affordable housing crisis and strong efforts to promote clean energy.

A majority of California lawmakers supported a key package of bills set to pour money into veteran housing and affordable apartment complexes. They also supported a plan for spending $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade revenue. The session officially ended Friday after a tense two days of voting.

Since the session saw so many different bills regulating so many things important to Californians (pet stores included), AirTalk wants to break it all down. On today's show, we recap the latest session with those who followed it the closest. What passed? What didn't? What wasn't decided on?

Guests:

Dan Walters, long-time California politics observer with CALmatters, a nonprofit public interest publication

Ben Adler, capitol bureau chief of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento

Guy Marzorati, producer for The California Report and KQED’s California politics and government desk