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Gov. Brown vetoes a package of ethics bills
Gov. Brown vetoes a package of ethics bills

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday vetoed key bills proposed by legislative leaders in response to a series of scandals at the Capitol, saying the measures would further complicate gift and campaign rules without sufficient benefit to the public. The governor approved a few lower-profile bills, including two barring lobbyists from hosting political fundraisers in their homes and offices after a case yielded record fines this year against a lobbyist who hosted events where he lavished dozens of officials with expensive liquor and cigars. Brown signed the two bills, AB 1673 by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and SB 1441 by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), without...

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