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An illustration of an online dashboard for a participant in daily fantasy sports, which is growing in popularity.(Illustration: Tim Foster, Capitol Weekly)
Daily fantasy sports: What started as a seasonal pastime in offices around America has morphed into a daily, multibillion-dollar business, fueled by national TV advertising and the internet. Unlike the traditional office pool, DFS offers same-day cash rewards to winners – a big incentive. And, in California as in most states, it’s not gambling.
For the first time since 2009, more than 1,500 Assembly bills were introduced in the first year of the session. Meanwhile, in the Senate, the last bill introduced on the Feb. 27 deadline was SB 793, marking the lowest number of bills introduced in the Senate since 1989.
California is the most ethnically diverse place in the world. From corner to corner, across its coastline, valleys, deserts and mountains there is just about every type of voter in the state. From the strong Republican rural communities along the Nevada border to urban Democrats in Los Angeles and San Francisco the state typifies diversity.
The “Choose California Act” was one of hundreds of Assembly bills volleyed into the Senate during the end-of-May frenzy before the deadline for legislation to leave its house of origin.
When it began its legislative life, the well-intentioned measure, AB 199, was eight paragraphs long. The bill sent to the Senate for its consideration