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Chris Coursey talks legislation

It's not always easy to keep up with what's going on in California government, but your state senator is trying to change that.

What – you didn't know that Lois Wolk, a Democrat from Davis, represents a good chunk of southern and eastern Sonoma County in the state Senate? Well, thanks to redistricting, she does. And if you live in or near Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma or Sonoma you had the chance to vote for her in November (although, since she was unopposed, her campaign didn't make much noise).

But the name of your state senator isn't the hardest thing to keep up with in Sacramento, and it certainly isn't what Wolk wants to change.

She has proposed a bill in the Senate that would require all legislation to be in print and available online for public review for at least 72 hours before it comes to a vote in the Legislature. An identical bill has been proposed in the Assembly by Republican Kristin Olsen of Modesto.

That's right; this is a bipartisan issue. That's good, right?


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