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CA Legislature: The Latest On Where Things Stand Plus The Implications Of ‘Trailer Bills’

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The California Legislature has until midnight Monday to consider moving forward any bills still clinging to life. State lawmakers worked their way through an array of bills throughout the weekend. Like many things, the novel coronavirus has led to a chaotic session this year, which has been cut short and has kept lawmakers out of the statehouse for weeks at a time. 

The Los Angeles Times reports, legislation moving forward as of Sunday night includes bills that would require corporations to diversify their board of directors, expand death penalty exemptions through intellectually disabled classification changes, and outlaw flavorded tobacco products. A deal on eviction protections is being considered in the final day of the legislature, which advocates have said is critical to help tenants facing hardships as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Today on AirTalk, we discuss where things stand in the legislature and the bills still being considered as the clock winds down. Lary also talks with a long-time politics observer about “trailer bills” and their implications in the current session. Do you have thoughts? Call 866-893-6722. 


Jeremy B. White, co-author of Politico’s California Playbook, where he covers politics in California and has been following the latest in the legislative session; he tweets @JeremyBWhite

Dan Walters, long-time California politics observer with CalMatters, a nonprofit public interest publication; he tweets @DanCALmatters