California lawmakers vote to extend cap-and-trade bill

Henry Stern

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s (D-Camarillo) decision to attend a long-standing family engagement rather than vote on a major climate-change policy made news in the state Capitol this week.

Ahead of Monday’s highstakes vote on whether to extend California’s hotly debated capand trade program (Assembly Bill 398), the sophomore legislator’s absence left Democrats short of the supermajority necessary to pass the bill without any GOP support. In California, any bill that raises reve...

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