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Messy bedding dots Capitol in ploy to tout mattress recycling bill
Messy bedding dots Capitol in ploy to tout mattress recycling bill

SACRAMENTO — People who do business at California's Capitol witness a lot of odd events outside the building's main entrances. Even so, some were jarred to see a handful of stained, lumpy mattresses covering the north steps. The bedding was a backdrop for a pep rally last week promoting a bill to create a state recycling program for mattresses and box springs. Supporters of SB 254 — including politicians, mattress manufacturers, retailers and environmentalists — said the proposal would combat urban blight. "The bill will remove mattresses from our streets, help create new green jobs and save money for local governments," said co-author Sen. Loni...

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