• In this Monday, May 20, 2013, file photo, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a news conference in New York. On Monday, July 25, 2016, Verizon formally announced that it is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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  • State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, left, talks to reporters accompanied by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Lois Angeles, second from left; Sen. Isadore Hall III, D-Compton, third from and left and Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Jackson is chairwoman of the powerful judiciary committee as well as the California Legislative Women's Caucus. Jackson’s legislative accomplishments include what was considered the strongest equal pay legislation in the country. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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