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Analyzing Jerry Brown's bill signings [Video Discussion]

October 1, 2012 | 12:51 pm


Gov. Jerry Brown signed a flurry of new bills on Sunday.

Times Staff Writer Anthony York discusses the politics behind the bills in a Google+ video discussion from Sacramento.

The governor signed  a new law that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and vetoed another that would have restricted sheriffs from helping federal authorities detain undocumented Californians for potential deportation.

The governor also revived a tax break for Hollywood, allowed juvenile killers serving life in prison a chance for release and outlawed treatment intended to turn gay children straight. The laws take effect Jan. 1.