California Update for Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017

Robert Hertzberg, gave then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a hug as Assemblyman John. A. Perez prepared to be sworn in as the 68th speaker on Monday, March 1, 2010 at the Capitol.
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• Another California lawmaker faces allegations of inappropriate behavior. This time, it’s Democratic state Senator Bob Hertzberg of Los Angeles.

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• From “horrible” to “slightly less horrible” – that’s how the California Assembly’s budget committee chairman describes the federal tax overhaul deal reached Wednesday by congressional Republicans.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.