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How The New Democratic Agenda Is Taking Shape In The California Legislature

The California State Capitol in the early evening in Sacramento, Wednesday, A...

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Above: The California State Capitol in the early evening in Sacramento, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

How The New Democratic Agenda Is Taking Shape In The California Legislature

GUEST:

Laurel Rosenhall, political reporter, CALmatters

Transcript

A new class of California lawmakers was sworn into office Monday to mark the start of a new two-year legislative session.

Democrats now hold 75 percent of the seats in the Assembly and almost the same portion in the Senate giving them what some are calling a new “mega-majority.”

So how is the Democratic agenda shaping up? And what are some of the key policy fights on the horizon?

Laurel Rosenhall, political reporter with CALmatters, wrote about some of the new bills already coming across the desk, which address everything from wildfire disasters to the housing crisis.

She joins Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss how those bills might fare in 2019.

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