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Byline: Ann E. Marimow
Jul. 30--They snoozed at their desks, ordered pizza and smoked cigars on the Capitol balcony.
They sent their aides to smuggle in toothbrushes. Female lawmakers complained that their male counterparts hogged the leather couches for napping in the members' lounge.
Assembly member Rebecca Cohn, D-Campbell, had shoes without heels delivered in an envelope to rest her swollen feet.
In a scene that resembled a bustling, scruffy bus-station waiting room more than the grandiose, staid chamber of the state Assembly, California lawmakers endured what they called the longest legislative day in history to close the state's $38 …