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Former speaker still using state-paid drivers

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

July 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Karen Bass, the former speaker of the California State Assembly, is receiving protection services paid by the state, even though she no longer leads the house.State records show two sworn peace officers are escorting Bass in Northern California, while two retired officers are being paid to do the same while she's in Southern California.

The protection was provided to Bass even while she missed 41 of 63 legislative sessions since March 1 during her run for Congress.

Bass has not commented on the report.