Calif. speaker changes mind, reschedules sessions |

Calif. speaker changes mind, reschedules sessions

SACRAMENTO ” Assembly Speaker Karen Bass has abandoned her plan not to hold sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, a move that would have freed fellow Democrats to attend the party’s national convention in Denver.

Bass announced last week that the Assembly wouldn’t meet those three days, despite the lack of a state budget and an end-of-session agenda loaded with hundreds of bills awaiting votes.

Her spokesman, Steve Maviglio, says now the Assembly will meet every day but Tuesday this week. He says Bass decided to add the Wednesday and Thursday meetings because bills that were bottled up in the state Senate are “trickling out.”

Lawmakers are supposed to wrap up their 2009 session by Sunday, but they’re likely to be stuck in Sacramento until there’s a budget deal.

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