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(Sacramento) – A little pomp and circumstance before the real work begins, as 15 newly elected democrats are sworn-in as California State Assemblymembers at the State Capitol in Sacramento, retaining the democratic majority.  Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) led the special session of the State Assembly and praised the Assembly’s freshman class for the accomplishments and experience they possess to do the people’s business.  Speaker Atkins also tasked the new Members, as well as veteran Members of the Assembly, to take California to new heights.

“Although California is heading in the right direction, we still have a lot of work to do, from addressing the state’s drought, to improving our education system,” said Speaker Atkins.  “We’re ready to get to work.”

Watch this Assembly Web Report to hear more from Speaker Atkins and to learn more about California’s newest democratic Assemblymembers.