California Update for Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Nov 7, 2017

Lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staff mingle just off the California Senate floor during a lunchtime recess on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
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• For four straight years, the California Senate has quietly shelved an Assembly bill that would have provided whistleblower protection to legislative employees. Now, the sexual harassment turmoil at the Capitol could give the bill new life.

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• Two separate campaigns are seeking to repeal California's controversial gas tax increase. How are the repeal efforts different and will they help or hurt each other as they try to make it on the November 2018 ballot?

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.