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Your Call: CA lawmakers prepare to challenge Donald Trump's policies

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How are California legislators planning to resist Donald Trump and his administration?

California Democrats gained two-thirds of the seats in both state houses, giving them a super majority needed to act without Republican input and pass “urgency clauses.” Those are bills that would go into effect immediately after Governor Jerry Brown signs them. The legislature has already introduced bills to finance immigrant legal services, train public defenders in immigration law, and bar state and local resources from being allocated to immigration enforcement. What bills would you add to that list?


Laurel Rosenhall, California politics reporter for CALmatters

Dan Walters, columnist with the Sacramento Bee

Web Resources:


The Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters

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