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  • Congressional races
  • California in Congress

The fight to define the effects of the new tax law is continuing with new ads that target four vulnerable California Republicans.

The six-figure ad buy from the American Action Network, a nonprofit with ties to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), will run on television and online through January. They are tailored to Reps. Jeff Denham of Turlock, David Valadao of Hanford, Mimi Walters of Irvine and Steve Knight of Palmdale. 

The ads feature a couple, Fortino and Bertha Rivera of Santa Ana.

  • California Legislature
  • Sexual harassment
(Los Angeles Times)

Both houses of the California Legislature will convene Wednesday afternoon for the formal beginning of an eight-month session to craft a state budget and consider hundreds of proposed laws.

And they will do so with three fewer lawmakers, two having resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.

The national conversation over sexual misconduct —  including the decision by women in California politics to decry what they call a culture of harassment around the state Capitol —  has taken place during the almost four months in which the Legislature has been in recess.