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The Legislature is losing two of its longest serving attorneys to retirement.

Daniel Weitzman and Richard Weisberg are both leaving California's Office of Legislative Counsel this week after more than three decades on the job.

Weitzman, a chief deputy legislative counsel, has worked in the department since 1976, specializing in state and local government and tax issues. Weisberg had recently led the division focused on housing and community development, land use, local government and state government. He started his career with the Legislative Counsel in 1980, after working for the Assembly Office of Research and the state auditor.

"They're both excellent attorneys and a real wealth of expertise," Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel Jeffrey DeLand said of his outgoing colleagues.

The Office of the Legislative Counsel represents and aids the state government in issues pertaining to the legislative process, including drafting bills, issuing legal opinions and representing the Assembly and Senate in litigation.



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