Now it’s up to the governor

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Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie Waldron, Special to Valley News With the final adjournment of the Legislature Monday, Aug. 31, hundreds of bills were forwarded to the governor, who now has until Wednesday, Sept. 30, to decide their fate. There’s often lots of controversy in Sacramento, but contrary to what may be a common impression, many bills pass with overwhelming support from both parties. This session was no different. For example, we passed Assembly Bill 1710, written by Assemblymember Jim Wood, D-Santa Rosa, to allow pharmacists to administer FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines. We also passed Assembly Bill 1577, written by Assemblymember Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood, conforming state law to federal law to exclude CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program loans from state income taxes. Senate
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