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- Former NFL player Rosey Grier has dropped out of the race for California governor
- Angered by his decision to block a bill on single-payer healthcare, a group of activists has launched an effort to recall Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon from office.
- Rohrabacher faces hostile crowd during panel about Russia and Trump at Politicon in Pasadena
- How 2018 could be the year of the rookie in California's pivotal congressional races
Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued a joint statement Wednesday afternoon confirming a Monday vote: "Due to the late hour in which the cap-and-trade package becomes eligible for a vote tomorrow evening, we have decided to schedule the vote instead for Monday, July 17. Taking up AB 398 and the companion air-quality measure AB 617 next week will also allow our discussion on long-term housing affordability solutions in California to catch up to the climate effort."