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Rumble in the Assembly



Republican Assemblyman Don Wagner said some nasty things in Assembly Chamber today, generalizing about civic redevelopment and the Mafia. Democratic Assemblymen Mike Gatto and Warren Furutani got a little hot about that. In the photo, Furutani is trying to get some answers. Via John Myers.

UPDATE: We're told that Wagner made a lot of Soprano references in a speech on the floor involving redevelopment. He was asked to apologize, and instead, he said, "I only apologize to the Italian Americans who are NOT involved in organized crime and NOT involved in insurance fraud." Those are fightin' words. Last we heard, there was a line of reporters outside his office.

UPDATE II: Myers distills Gatto statement in a tweet: