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New year, new laws, new low for state

(SACRAMENTO) The bills passed in Sacramento this year ran the gamut, from setting penalties related to paparazzi and offering gay spouses various employer benefits to blessing a high-tech billing system for toll roads like the South Bay Expressway and giving San Diego more control over the seal colony at Children’s Pool beach.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature may have covered a broad range of issues, but their total number of measures enacted — about 700 — is the lowest for any year during the past four decades. Read the full story on the Union Tribuine's website: