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Bounce the kangaroo bill from the Legislature

Bounce the kangaroo bill from the Legislature

For decades, California banned the import and sale of all products made from kangaroos — including food and shoes, particularly high-end soccer cleats — out of concern for their conservation. The Legislature twice agreed to lift the ban on kangaroos temporarily at the urging of the Australian government and companies that use kangaroo in their products — in 2007 for three years, and again in 2010 for five years. But with neither house passing a kangaroo-imports bill by this year's deadline, the ban appeared set to go back into place in January.

Or not. This week, Assemblyman Mike Gipson, a freshman Democrat from Carson, took a bill he'd steered through the Assembly...