There are several noteworthy issues confronting the Legislature before it recesses for the year in two weeks time. But none are hurtling down the track with as much force, and potential for real impact, like the saga of California's prisons.
This week's Capitol Connection podcast is focused solely on the debate over how to avoid a release of thousands of prison inmates by year's end -- a debate that has driven a political and policy wedge between Democrats.
Anthony York of the Los Angeles Times and I discuss both Gov. Jerry Brown's plan and the rival plan submitted by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. And no one knows where this train is headed.
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