Monday, March 7, 2016

New Assembly Speaker Rendon Praises Affirmative Action, Food Stamps

Democrat Anthony Rendon of Paramount has been sworn in as Speaker of the Assembly, one of the three most powerful offices in state government. With recent changes in legislative term limits, Rendon could hold that leadership position until 2024, which would make him the longest-serving speaker since Willie Brown in the 1990’s. He’s vowing to focus on poverty, and he could be pushing to take back some legislative power he says has shifted to the governor’s office in the era of term limits. Christopher Martinez reports from Sacramento.