LOS ANGELES — California Assembly Speaker John Perez and Sen. Alex Padilla, both Los Angeles Democrats, introduced legislation on Friday that would help fast-track a $3.1 billion pro football stadium project in downtown Los ­Angeles.

Early last week, legislation to help stadium developer AEG circumvent the California Environmental Quality Act looked like a long shot because lawmakers had failed to introduce a bill despite lobbying efforts from AEG that began in January.

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