Mickey Mouse stands for the pledge in the Assembly chamber at the start of session June 1, 2015, during “Disneyland Day” at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Democrats will try to restore their legislative supermajorities in 2016, buoyed by the prospect of a higher voter turnout in a presidential election.
Mickey Mouse stands for the pledge in the Assembly chamber at the start of session June 1, 2015, during “Disneyland Day” at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Democrats will try to restore their legislative supermajorities in 2016, buoyed by the prospect of a higher voter turnout in a presidential election. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Mickey Mouse stands for the pledge in the Assembly chamber at the start of session June 1, 2015, during “Disneyland Day” at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Democrats will try to restore their legislative supermajorities in 2016, buoyed by the prospect of a higher voter turnout in a presidential election. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
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Dan Walters: California Democrats seek to recover supermajorities

January 03, 2016 04:01 PM

UPDATED January 04, 2016 12:01 AM

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