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- Speaker Anthony Rendon said the plan won't move forward because it's "woefully incomplete.
- Orange County Assemblyman Travis Allen announced on Thursday that he'll run for governor in 2018.
- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed criticisms of her leadership of Democrats, saying she's "worth the trouble, quite frankly."