Capitol Weekly Podcast: Alex Vassar

Alex Vassar. (Photo: Tim Foster)

John Howard and Tim Foster take a short tour of the California state Capitol with “unofficial” legislative historian Alex Vassar. Alex shares some tales from his new book, “California Lawmaker,” about a few of the 4,424 people who have served in Legislature since the state’s inception. Alex serves up stabbings, shootings and fistfights on the floor — and that’s all from just one incident! You’ll also hear about the tile-setting Nazi who restored the floor just outside the Senate Leader’s office and find out why there are no longer couches on the upper rotunda.

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