Challenges Facing Lobbyists in California's Blue Wave

As the new class of California legislators filled the hallways of the state Capitol on a chilly week in early December, it quickly became clear that political “business as usual” had come to an end.

The Republican platform received a stinging rebuke from the California electorate in November, with Democrats capturing three-quarters of the seats in the state Assembly and a supermajority in the state Senate (29-11).

By Alison Macleod & Patrick George, Capitol Weekly

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