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Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature
Plastic bag ban, paid sick days among issues still before Legislature

With one week remaining until they adjourn for the year, California legislators have saved the hardest votes for last. By midnight Aug. 31, they must address such contentious issues as whether to ban plastic carryout bags from supermarkets statewide, require employers to give workers at least three paid sick days a year and allow courts to order guns to be confiscated from people deemed dangerous. And as California's drought continues, lawmakers will decide the fate of a proposal for state management of underground water supplies. They also will determine whether to ask voters in two years to repeal portions of the state's English-only education law. "The final week of...

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