California Senate swearing-in ceremony for the 2019 legislature.
New members of the California Senate were sworn in at the Capitol on Monday. Photo for CALmatters by Byrhonda Lyons.

In summary

California’s 2019 legislative session commences, lobbyists crowd a lobby after a swearing in, a sign of the stakes, McKesson leaves, and a Hall of Famer.

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Dan Morain joined CalMatters in March 2018. He is the former editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee. Morain also spent 27 years at The Los Angeles Times, and has covered the Capitol since 1992.