The Sacramento Bee reported earlier this morning that “the Assembly adjourned at midnight Thursday without approving a Senate-passed plan to reduce the prison population by 27,300 inmates this year and to create a commission to overhaul California’s sentencing laws.”

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass said there were a number of reasons her caucus objected to the plan that was supported by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and by the Senate.
Bass said, “Some of my members thought it should have gone further and others thought it went too far.” Bass and caucus members are working on amendments to the plan.
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