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Essential Politics: A deal is struck to spend cap-and-trade money as the 2016 legislative session nears its end Aug. 31, 2016, 3:54 p.m.

Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Today the big focus is on the final hours of this year's legislative session in Sacramento.

  • Legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday broke through a two-year impasse to reach a deal on how to spend money generated by the state's cap-and-trade auctions.
  • The state Senate sent the governor a bill Tuesday to end the...