Tuesday, August 21, 2012

AM Alert: Lawmakers continue to plow through bills - Sacramento Bee (blog)

The Senate and Assembly will be "working the file" today, jamming through hundreds of bills before session ends next week.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma is calling attention to two of her own bills with an 11 a.m. press conference on AB 1593 and AB 593. The bills concern victims of domestic violence who have killed their abusers in self-defense. Ma describes her inspiration for the bills in this blog post on her Board of Equalization campaign web site.

The Governmental Organization Committees in both houses take up the amended gaming compact for the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, which runs a casino in Mendocino County.

At 10:30, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez joins with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to publicize a statewide outreach effort to locate former customers of two Payday loan operations, Money Mart and Loan Mart, who may be due refunds. The event gets underway in Room 317 of the Capitol.

And in San Francisco today, the California Nurses Association -- well known for its Queen Meg skits during the 2010 gubernatorial election -- launches a new skit, this time promoting Proposition 30, AKA Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative.

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