It’s Monday morning and the count is in. Of the 800-plus bills that landed on Gov. Brown’s desk he had to decide on by midnight Sunday, he vetoed 133 of them.
Bills he took a pass on include a series of tax credits, one of which would have subsidized seismic retrofitting in the state. He also vetoed an ethnic studies bill, which would require a statewide model on how to teach ethnic studies at California’s public schools.
The governor also signed a few bills over the weekend, including a ban on the use of the name, “redskins,” for school sports teams and mascots, and a big package of bills aiming at regulating the medical marijuana industry.
Melanie Mason, covers state government and politics in Sacramento for the Los Angeles Times
Jeremy B. White, reporter at The Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Bureau, covering the California Assembly and state politics