From immigration issues to housing, some of the biggest debates of the Legislature's nine-month session happened at the very end.
In governing, as in life, deadlines often make things happen.
On this week's California Politics Podcast, we take an early look at some of the most important decisions lawmakers made in the final few days of the 2017 session in Sacramento. That includes a landmark decision to intervene in the issue of illegal immigration, and to pass a long discussed package of bills to begin addressing California's housing crisis.
We also look at some of the broader political themes of the entire legislative year -- most notably, the effort by Democrats in the Legislature to provide a "resistance" to actions taken by President Trump.
I'm joined by Times staff writers Melanie Mason and Liam Dillon.