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California Legislature Rushes To Clear Slate Of Bills

Max Pringle / CPRN
 

Max Pringle / CPRN

A bill that attempts to lure film and television productions back to California through tax breaks has cleared the Assembly. Assemblyman Mike Gatto says his bill would help protect a signature state industry that employs a lot of Californians.

 “The motion picture industry brings a whole lot of surprising and attractive direct and indirect to the communities all of us represent and of course to California as a whole,” says Gatto.

 Gatto’s bill passed with largely bi-partisan support.

The Assembly passed another bill that would clear the criminal records of human trafficking victims arrested for prostitution. 

On the Senate side, a bill that would equalize penalties for crack versus powder cocaine convictions also passed.

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Max Pringle

State Government Reporter

Max covers the state capital, bringing more than a decade of experience in print and public radio, including reporting for KPFA, KQED and KALW. He traces his news roots to working on his his high school newspaper.   Read Full Bio