This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:
- Gov. Jerry Brown continues to make his way through hundreds of bills facing a Friday night deadline to be vetoed or become law. On Tuesday, he signed legislation to crack down on "doctor shopping" through more use of a database of drug prescriptions.
- Brown vetoed a bill to ban racial profiling of shopping customers, saying it's already illegal in California.
- Democrats continue to spend big money in an open congressional race on the Central Coast, with a new attack ad linking the GOP candidate to presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Supporters of a Latino American Smithsonian museum are pushing House and Senate leaders to hold a vote this year
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