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Gov. Brown bids farewell to outgoing Senate, Assembly leaders
Gov. Brown bids farewell to outgoing Senate, Assembly leaders

Gov. Jerry Brown made his way to both the Senate and Assembly floors Thursday to bid farewell, at times with tongue in cheek, to the departing leaders of those two bodies. Brown joined other lawmakers in roasting former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, a Los Angeles Democrat, praising his “mushroom theory” of government. “Your way of keeping everybody in the dark was a real winner. If they had known everything they were doing, they couldn’t accomplish half of what we accomplished,’’ Brown said with a dry grin. “I say that—if the press is listening—with some degree of irony. No, we’re for transparency, for the record. We love...

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