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Political Watchdog Group Warns Against 'Gut & Amend' Practice On Pending BillsState lawmakers will take their annual recess in less than two weeks, at the end of the work day Sept. 13. And, with that date looming, the push was on in Sacramento to deal with hundreds of pending bills.
California Lawmakers Get Cars Fixed On Taxpayer Dime Before PurchaseAt least a dozen California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers' expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.