The Assembly Appropriations Committee, not necessarily retaliating for a lawsuit by the Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee to open up the Assembly’s office budgeting records, but not necessarily not retaliating either, on Thursday derailed two bills sponsored by the California Newspaper Publishers Association and carried by Senator Leland Yee (D-Dan Francisco).  SCA 7 would have allowed the state’s voters to place two fundamental parts of the Brown Act (posting meeting agendas and reporting actions taken in closed session) into the state constitution.  SB 326 would have required the state’s courts to move toward a practice of providing access to the filed complaints in new civil and criminal actions on the same day received in the courthouse.  In some counties this access can lag for days or weeks.