The Week in News: California's Budget, Chaos at OPD and a Renewed Push for Gun Control

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An Oakland Police officer walks by patrol cars at the Oakland Police headquarters on December 6, 2012 in Oakland, California.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The California Legislature approved Governor Jerry Brown's $122.5 billion general fund state budget on Wednesday, boosting funds for affordable housing and child care. Meanwhile in Oakland, Interim Police ChiefBen Fairow was abruptly removed from his position just five days after being appointed. In this hour of Forum, we'll get you caught up on the week's news, including state and federal Democratic legislators' renewed push for gun control bills in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando.

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Dan Brekke, blogger and online editor, KQED News

Scott Shafer, senior editor, KQED’s California Politics and Government desk

Rick Tittle, sports talk show host, 95.7 FM The Game