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Capitol Chat: Drug-Related Bills

source: via Flickr

source: via Flickr

Fentanyl is on the minds of many Sacramentans following reports of 42 cases of opioid-related overdoses in the county. Nine people in Sacramento County and one in Yolo have died from fentanyl pills bought on the street.

On Tuesday, California state lawmakers advanced two drug-crime related bills that could impact those who sell and purchase such drugs.

Today on Insight, Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler joins us from session to talk about these two bills, one that would reduce sentences for repeat drug offenders and another that would increase penalties for the sale of one drug in particular.

We’ll also hear about tighter regulations for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. And today marks two months until California’s presidential primary. Candidates are starting to pay attention the Golden State.

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