A Wide Range of Issues Await State Lawmakers

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, August 4, 2006

Sweeping environmental legislation, a measure creating a new state Department of Public Health, and a bill to allow phone companies into the cable-t-v business are just some of the issues awaiting lawmakers’ attention.  The Assembly Speaker, Democrat Fabian Nunez is behind the cable t-v bill as well as a measure that will allow the Mayor of Los Angeles more control over public schools in the city.  Lawmakers will also debate whether to raise the minimum wage.  Redistricting, or re-drawing legislative boundaries is also on the radar.  All that will also happen at the same time as a special session called by Governor Schwarzenegger to deal with the issue of prison overcrowding.