One measure would create a sales tax exemption for the purchase of manufacturing equipment. The California Chamber of Commerce calls that bill one of its "Job Creators" - but it's been moved to the suspense file, meaning it might come up for a vote someday or it might not.
A measure that would streamline California's death penalty system also failed. That prompted an angry outburst from Mark Klaas - the father of a slain girl whose killer still sits on Death Row 15 years after his sentence.
Klaas: "There is no way that the death penalty will ever be fixed - and we all agree that it's a broken system - as long as you turn your back on every common-sense solution that's put forth."
And a bill that would make romantic relationships between high school teachers and students over 18 a felony stalled this week as well.