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Longtime Assembly aide Lou Leary died of cancer earlier this month. He was 60.

Bee colleague Robert D. Dávila writes in today's Bee:

In his role on the Assembly floor, Mr. Leary worked with the speaker and Democratic and Republican leaders to coordinate bills to be taken up and heard each day, and special events. He helped establish many procedures used today related to floor actions, re-referral of bills, and other motions and rule waivers.

"Lou had a wealth of knowledge about the legislative process," Assembly Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson said.

"His intellectual ability could attach to anything he put his mind to."

Click here to read the full obituary.



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