Wrapping up the legislative session, by the numbers [Updated]
August 31 was the deadline for the Legislature to pass bills in regular session. We have documented some of the major issues that came before the two houses over the last several days, some of the major bills that were sent to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and others that died in the Legislature.
AroundTheCapitol.com, a free Capitol online news and bill tracking service, is keeping tabs on the legislative session that was. Over the last two years, 4,294 bills were introduced over the course of the regular legislative session. So far, 868 bills have been signed while another 771 are awaiting the governor's signature or veto.
Schwarzenegger has already vetoed 279 bills since the beginning of the legislative session [Updated: 2:09 p.m.]: Another 2,395 died in the Legislature.
AroundTheCapitol.com will keep a running tally on the bills that are signed or vetoed in the coming days. Schwarzenegger has until Sept. 30 to act on the hundreds of bills currently on his desk.
--Anthony York in Sacramento
(An earlier version of this post said Schwarzenegger vetoed 190 bills this year.)