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CHAIRMAN: OMNIBUS BILLS FACE STEEPER CLIMB IN HOUSE

The House chair of the committee that vetted bills that became the foundation of Sen. Marc Pacheco's omnibus clean energy bill said the climb is often steeper in the House to win support for such a large legislative package, but he appreciated the senator's inclusion of bills backed by his panel.

Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli, the House chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, said he has not yet read the 71-page bill produced by the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, that would ramp up the state's transition to renewable energy sources.


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