Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, a California Democrat, struck a deathblow to the state’s “gold standard” net neutrality bills yesterday. This scores a huge victory for some of Santiago’s biggest donors: AT&T, Comcast, and Charter. Rather than send the nation’s toughest consumer internet protections ahead unchanged for a vote, the Santiago-led Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee forced telcom friendly amendments onto the bills. The changes essentially render them feckless. The two bills, combined so neither would interfere with votes for the other, included SB 222 drafted by Senator Scott Wiener, and Senator Kevin De Leon’s SB 460. The measures, together, would…

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