Wrapping up 2021

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie WaldronSpecial to Valley NewsDuring 2021, 2,776 bills were introduced in Sacramento, despite a suggested 12-bill limit for each assemblymember. The legislation we reviewed involved some of the most consequential issues facing California.Hot topics this year ranged from health care affordability, homelessness and housing to the environment, the economy, criminal justice and much more. Since most bills fail to pass, the most significant results often involve failed legislation, and this year was no different.  Bills to legalize psychedelic drugs, to allow criminal offenders to have their records expunged, to overhaul the bail system, to establish a single-payer health care system, all failed.Housing-related legislation, which created a great deal of cont
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