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Essential Politics: The long view of Anthony Rendon

Essential Politics: The long view of Anthony Rendon

Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers with this morning’s Essential Politics.

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Political power in the state Capitol’s modern era has been largely shaped by the ticking clock of term limits, a steady fade of political influence from almost the moment a legislator's bags are unpacked in Sacramento. The strict term limits system imposed by voters in 1990 was supposed to bring about more accountability and less entrenched power in the state Senate and Assembly. In reality, it simply transferred the...

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