California Legislature still meeting despite outbreak

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ADAM BEAM Associated Press SACRAMENTO (AP) — Churches, bars and even Disneyland are closed in California to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But one thing is still open as scheduled: the state Legislature. The Capitol was closed to the public over the weekend, and lawmakers have canceled all committee hearings, which is where they are most likely to interact with lobbyists and advocates in close quarters. But the legislative sessions themselves are set to continue on Monday, with no sign of stopping. That's despite Gov. Gavin Newsom's guidance on Sunday urging the state's 5.3 million people 65 and older to stay at home. That guidance presumably includes the 25 lawmakers in the California Legislature who are 65 and older. At least one lawmaker, 71-year-old Assemblywoman Shirley
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