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Capitol Chat: New Bills Moving Through The Capitol

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

It's been a busy week in California's Capitol as a number of bills on controversial topics are making their way through the legislative process.

CapRadio's Ben Adler will join us for Capitol Chat to fill us in on new legislation related to three big topics in California today.

Ben is here to fill us in on the fight between the California Teachers' Association and charter schools that is being waged in part in the Legislature. On Wednesday, a California state Assembly committee approved a bill package that would impose a statewide cap on charter schools. Ben will explain what the package would do and what comes next.

He'll also have an update for us on legislators' attempts to place a tax on sugary drinks and on the competing police use of force bills in California's Legislature. This week, Ben reported on the hearing about AB 392, a bill authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber that would change the rules governing police use of deadly force in California.

He'll fill us in on the latest on AB 392 and its rival bill, state Sen. Anna Caballero's SB 230.

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