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Brown Signs Dog Fighting Measure, Vetoes Special Election Bill


California Gov. Jerry Brown has cleared his desk before leaving for the Democratic National Convention.

He signed 28 bills Monday morning and vetoed two.

Among the new laws is a measure that would allow dogs caught in dog fighting rings to be given a chance at rehabilitation – rather than put to death. The bill received just two "no" votes as it sailed through the Legislature.

Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed a governor to cancel a special election for a legislative seat if only one candidate qualified for the ballot. In his veto message, the governor said the measure would have excluded write-in candidates.

Ben Adler

Capitol Bureau Chief

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler first became a public radio listener in the car on his way to preschool – though not necessarily by choice. Now, he leads Capital Public Radio’s state Capitol coverage, which airs on NPR stations across California.  Read Full Bio 

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