First Session of State Legislature Convenes

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, December 3, 2004
The partisan split at the Capitol will be identical to that of the legislature that adjourned three months ago. Democrats will dominate the forty-member Senate with 25 members. In the Assembly, 48 of the eighty members will be Democrats, with just 32 Republicans. But according to Tim Hodson, who heads the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University, there will a new twist, a never-before-seen legislative family connection. CUT: Hodson20 :20 The husband and wife legislators are both Republicans. Both represent the high desert area north of Los Angeles, including the towns of Palmdale and Lancaster. SOC