Padilla doesn't get Senate Pro Tem

Democrats in the state Senate have agreed to make Darrell Steinberg of Sacramento the chamber's next leader. That means Alex Padilla, the former president of the Los Angeles City Council, didn't get it. But there's reason to think it increases the likelihood that the speakership of the state Assembly will remain in the hands of an L.A. lawmaker. SGV Tribune blog, Sacto Bee

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