Rookie lawmakers in Capitol surge

Over the last year, an unprecedented class of freshmen legislators has been wading in the waters of California’s new governing rules.

“Most freshmen classes, Republicans and Democrats, come in with great ideas on how they’re going to change the institution, but ultimately the institution changes them,” said Jim Brulte of Rancho Cucamonga, the chairman of the California Republican Party who served as his party leader in both houses of the Legislature.  Read more here.

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