The Nooner for July 3rd
We'll be a bit short today, since most of you aren't working. Oh, and those forced to clock in today, admit it, you're not working.
TWO THUMBS UP: New budget spurs Standard & Poor's to upgrade California's credit rating [Chris Megerian @ LAT] - "The state's new budget, which took effect Wednesday, "marks another step forward in the state's journey toward improved fiscal sustainability," said the agency's report. The upgrade, from A+ to AA-, was welcomed by state officials."
LIFE AFTER A RUN: Key Hillary Clinton aide honed her skills in Stanford athletics [Tom FitzGerald @ SFChron] = " Amanda Renteria doesn't shy away from challenges; she tried out for a WNBA team after three years off from basketball."
AD30 (Watsonville): Karina Cervantez Alejo preps for run at Assembly - " [Karina] Cervantez Alejo came to the Central Coast in 2001. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from UC Santa Cruz and is currently a doctoral candidate there. After moving to Watsonville, she met her future husband while they both worked on the campaign of a school board candidate."
ElectionTrack Latest California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, Public Affairs: $25,000 Democratic Attorneys General Association - California: $11,500 Brown For Assembly 2012, Cheryl: $4,100 Lowe For Assembly 2012, Committee To Elect Donna: $3,900 Yamada For Senate 2016: $1,500 Gordon For State Assembly 2014, Rich: $1,500 Yamada For Assembly 2012: $1,100 California Water Political Action Committee: $500 Achadjian For Assembly 2010, Katcho: $425 Roelle For Assembly 2014, Friends Of Rick: $200 San Jose/evergreen Faculty Association, Aft 6157, Committee On Political Education (cope): $115 Torgan For State Assembly 2014, Brad: $100 Schaupp For Assembly 2014, Charles: $100 Medina For Assembly 2010, Jose: $50 Fresno County Democratic Central Committee: $20 International Federation Of Professional And Technical Engineers- Local 21: $10 Chabot For State Assembly 2010, Paul: $0