Legislators from L.A. who are trying to push AEG's bill to help the downtown NFL stadium project are encountering resistance in the state Capitol. There are the San Diego folks, who are protective of the Chargers, and then a broader problem: the rest of the state don't much like L.A.
AEG officials were accompanied on visits to lawmakers' offices Thursday by business and union leaders, including Maria Elena Durazo, who heads the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
"We're making our case for good jobs in Los Angeles," Durazo said. "We're telling them there is enormous urgency."
The bill getting all the attention is being carried by state Sen. Alex Padilla.