State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, from left, Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, walk through the Capitol to a news conference to discuss the passage of a pair of climate change bills, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown backed the measures, which will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program and aims to improve local air quality.
State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, from left, Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, walk through the Capitol to a news conference to discuss the passage of a pair of climate change bills, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown backed the measures, which will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program and aims to improve local air quality. RICH PEDRONCELLI AP
State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, from left, Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, walk through the Capitol to a news conference to discuss the passage of a pair of climate change bills, Monday, July 17, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown backed the measures, which will extend the state’s cap-and-trade program and aims to improve local air quality. RICH PEDRONCELLI AP
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Jerry Brown wins on cap-and-trade, but is it just symbolism?

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