Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, discusses the bill that she, Assembly members Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, left, and Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, second from right, co-authored to require lobbyists to report their interactions with members of the California Coastal Commission. At right is Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara.
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, discusses the bill that she, Assembly members Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, left, and Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, second from right, co-authored to require lobbyists to report their interactions with members of the California Coastal Commission. At right is Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, discusses the bill that she, Assembly members Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, left, and Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, second from right, co-authored to require lobbyists to report their interactions with members of the California Coastal Commission. At right is Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
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