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Darrell Steinberg
Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system
Productive lawmakers can thank a retooled system

It was a moderately productive two-year session that the Legislature wrapped up at the witching hour Saturday. Credit mainly voter-approved reforms. This is a new era in Sacramento. But another factor also helped greatly: the devastating drought. You've heard the political maxim: Never let a serious crisis go to waste. The lawmakers didn't. They passed not only a major water bond proposal, but hotly contested legislation to regulate California's declining groundwater for the first time. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Hannah-Beth Jackson: In George Skelton's Capitol Journal column in Section A on Sept. 1, California legislator Hannah-Beth Jackson was called an...

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