California lawmakers to tackle housing crisis, immigration

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are preparing to return to Sacramento after a monthlong break.

They return Monday with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state's housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.

They'll also debate how to divvy up money from California's cap and trade law, a climate change initiative they extended last month, and whether to change the system of cash bail for defendants awaiting trial.

Four weeks of legislative activity remain before lawmakers go home for the year. They'll return in January for the rest of the current two-year session.