* Sacramento Bee: "Legislature changing course on Public Records Act challenge" - From the Bee:
Battered by criticism from open government activists, the Assembly will vote Thursday to undo a budget bill that made some provisions of the state's Public Records Act optional for local governments.
In a statement Wednesday, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said the Assembly will move Senate Bill 71 without the records act changes requested by Gov. Jerry Brown. "To be clear, this means that the California Public Records Act will remain intact without any changes as part of the budget - consistent with the Assembly's original action," Pérez said.
John Vigna, spokesman for Perez's office, said the Assembly "tried to stop" AB 76, one of several bills in the budget packet for the coming fiscal year. "We didn't succeed and it was part of the (budget) package," Vigna said.
If the Senate and the Assembly send Brown SB 71, the governor will have to choose which bill to sign -- the one with the records act changes or SB 71..........
* Los Angeles Times (PolitiCal): "Eric Garcetti wants state lawmakers to change course on records law"