Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law whistleblower protections for Capitol staffers. Now, legislative employees will have the same protections as all other state employees. But a question arises: Will the new law, which passed both Democrat-controlled houses without a dissenting vote, really make much of a difference?
A separate bill to do just that, SB 419 by Sen. Anthony Portantino, was approved by the Senate but is stalled in the Assembly.
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