Should California renovate part of the Capitol – or tear it down?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Today members of the California Senate and Assembly Rules committees will meet for a hearing in the same room for the first time since 2002.

What special topic prompted the rare appearance of both sides of the Joint Rules Committee? The future of the Capitol annex, an outdated building that houses the offices of most of the 120 lawmakers in Sacramento.

The Capitol annex hasn't been significantly renovated since it was constructed in 1952, despite longstanding gripes that a structure dreamed up in an era of typewriters no longer meets the needs of a modern-day Legislature.