Capitol Alert

Watch: Sacramento City Council member Steve Cohn on Assembly goals

Sacramento City Council member Steve Cohn stopped by The Bee Capitol Bureau on Tuesday to talk about the issues underlying his campaign for an open state Assembly seat. A broader transcript of the interview will be available in Wednesday’s paper, but here you can watch Cohn touch on a few topics of interest.

While Cohn expressed some skepticism about the divisive high-speed rail project championed by Gov. Jerry Brown, he said spending on more efficient rail transportation should be a priority.

Business interests that typically back moderate Democrats have opened their wallets for Cohn. He talked to us about bolstering California’s economic climate, reflecting on the state’s abortive attempt to lure a new Tesla factory.

California’s education world has been rocked by a landmark court decision invalidating the state’s teacher tenure and employment rules. While he is not the preferred candidate of teachers unions, who have backed his opponent, Cohn sounded wary of the Vergara v. California ruling.