Thursday, May 02, 2019
What's Up, Sacramento?
Last Friday was another in a series of deadlines designed to keep the sausage factory otherwise known as the California State Legislature moving toward its session deadline of September 13th. By last Friday, fiscal bills that have an impact on state revenue or stat costs had to be out of their policy committees in their house of origin. I thought this would be a good time to illustrate some of the bills making their way through the California Legislature.
This year will be substantially different from the recent session for two reasons: the first being that progressive Democrats have a stranglehold on both houses of the Legislature and the second being that Governor Gavin Newsom is expected by many to be a more liberal governor than Jerry Brown was. Therefore, Newsom probably will sign some - if not all - of the bills that Brown would have vetoed in the past.