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State of Affairs: Big tobacco's big threat, gig economy reforms, homeless sue LA city

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California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.
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California State Capitol Building in Sacramento.

It's Thursday, which means it's time for Take Two's weekly look at state politics.

On this week's State of Affairs:

  • Big Tobacco responds in a big way to a new slate of anti-smoking laws
  • An attempt to limit out-of-state students at UC schools fails
  • A plan that would allow workers in the so-called "gig economy" to organize and form unions

Guests

Ben Adler, Capital Public Radio capitol bureau chief

Jack Pitney, Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College

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