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‘It's going to come down the wire’: Gov. Brown's push to extend cap-and-trade




California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, joined by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of climate change bills, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The committee advanced the the bills, AB 398, that would extend the state's cap and trade program. and AB617. that is intended to improve air quality around oil refineries. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, joined by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, urges members of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee to approve a pair of climate change bills, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. The committee advanced the the bills, AB 398, that would extend the state's cap and trade program. and AB617. that is intended to improve air quality around oil refineries. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Today is a big day in the state capitol for Governor Jerry Brown. A critical piece of California’s strategy to meet its climate goals is up for a vote today.

Governor Brown has been pushing hard to pass legislation that would extend the current cap-and-trade laws until the year 2030. But will he get the votes he needs? 

For the latest, Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Jonathan J. Cooper. He’s been following this story for the Associated Press.

To listen to the interview with Jonathan J. Cooper, click on the blue media player above.