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George Skelton: California passes a lot of dumb bills. Ending Columbus Day would be one of them

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Legislature passed nearly 1,000 bills last year. A few were important. Most were not. Many were frivolous, some dumb - a waste of politicians' time and public money.

Gov. Jerry Brown did veto 12 percent of the Legislature's offerings. But that's all muck under the bridge.

There are many bills pending in the Legislature again this year that the state could do just fine without.

The biggie: abolishing Columbus Day and replacing it with "Indigenous Peoples' Day."

I know, Christopher Columbus' "discovery"

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