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THE NOONER for May 14, 2013

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Happy May Revision Day! The updated budget proposal is expected to be released by Governor Brown at 10:00 a.m. with details posted at Today is also the special election runoff in Gloria Negrete McLeod's SD32, where it is expected that Norma Torres will be elected easily.

Thank you to my new paid subscribers who have made a U-T San Diego subscription possible.

PROM SEASON: Last night, the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus had its inaugural gala at the Convention Center, where Speaker Perez was given a very large knife. Tomorrow night, the Stonewall Democrats will host its 9th Annual Gala at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center (formerly the Raddisson). 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to updates to the candidate list run yesterday, which has been updated below the jump and on Around The Capitol's district pages. A few of you wrote about McKeon and Mansoor, which I do cover in the analysis for CD25 and AD74 respectively. And, yes, the "Will Ellen Corbett really run against Eric Swalwell?" is a legit question, one that the DCCC is working hard to be answered with a definitive "no."

And, here's my initial list for probable candidates for the constitutional offices:


  • Jerry Brown (D) - Governor
  • Neel Kashkari (R) - Former Asst. Secretary of the Treasury*
  • Abel Maldonado (R) - Former Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor

  • Gavin Newsom (D) - Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of State

  • Alex Padilla (D) - Member, State Senate
  • Leland Yee (D) - Member, State Senate

 Attorney General

  • Kamala Harris (D) - Attorney General

State Controller

  • Bill Lockyer (D) - State Treasurer**
  • Betty Yee (D) - Member, Board of Equalization

State Treasurer

  • John Chiang (D) - State Controller

Insurance Commissioner

  • Dave Jones (D) - Insurance Commissioner

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Tom Torlakson - Superintendent of Public Instruction

Board of Equalization, District 1

  • George Runner (R) - Member, Board of Equalization

Board of Equalization, District 2

  • Fiona Ma (D) - Former Member, State Assembly

Board of Equalization, District 3

  • Jerome Horton (D) - Member, Board of Equalization

Board of Equalization, District 4

  • Diane Harkey (R), Member, State Assembly
  • Mark Wyland (R), Member, State Senate

* Kashkari is likely to run for statewide office, but has not settled on which race.

** Some observers speculate that the 72-year-old Lockyer might retire rather than run in 2014.



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The Early 2014 Playing Field

Paid Nooner subscribers can download a spreadsheet of candidates.

State Assembly

AD01 (Northeast Cal) - Safe Republican

  • *Brian Dahle (R) - Member, State Assembly
  • Lathe Gill (D) - Attorney

AD02 (North Coast) - Safe Democrat

  • Hezekiah Allen (D) - Nonprofit executive director
  • Efren Carrillo (D) - Supervisor, Sonoma
  • Tom Lynch (D) - Father/Small Businessman
  • Jim Wood (D) - Member, Healdsburg City Council

AD03 (Butte-Tehama-Yuba) - Safe Republican

  • James Gallagher (R) - Supervisor, Sutter County
  • Jim Reed (D) - Attorney
  • Ryan Schohr (R) - Farmer
  • Jim Whiteaker (R) - Supervisor, Sutter County
  • Bob Williams (R) - Supervisor, Tehama County

AD04 (Napa/Yolo/Dixon) - Safe Democrat

  • Anthony Farrington (D) - Supervisor, Lake County
  • Joe Krovoza (D) - Councilmember, Davis
  • Matt Pope (D) - Planning Commissioner, Napa
  • Dan Wolk (D) - Councilmember, Davis

AD05 (Foothills) - Safe Republican

  • *Frank Bigelow (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD06 (Roseville) - Safe Republican

  • *Beth Gaines (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD07 (Sacramento) - Safe Democrat

  • Angelique Ashby (D) - Member, Sacramento City Council
  • Steve Cohn (D) - Member, Sacramento City Council
  • Mark Johannessen (D) - Councilmember, West Sacramento
  • Kevin McCarty (D) - Member, Sacramento City Council

AD08 (East Sacramento Co.) - Leans Democrat

  • *Ken Cooley (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD09 (South Sacramento) - Safe Democrat

  • Rod Brewer (D) - Director, Cosumnes CSD
  • Jim Cooper (D) - Councilmember, Elk Grove
  • Manuel Martin (R) - Local Founder, Tea Party Patriots
  • Diana Rodriguez (D) - Trustee, Sacramento Unified

AD10 (Marin-Petaluma) - Safe Democrat

  • *Marc Levine (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD11 (Fairfield-Delta) - Safe Democrat

  • *Jim Frazier (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD12 (Modesto) - Safe Republican

  • *Kristen Olsen (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD13 (Stockton) - Safe Democrat

  • *Susan Eggman (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD14 (Concord) - Safe Democrat

  • *Susan Bonilla (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD15 (Berkeley) - Safe Democrat

  • Elizabeth Echols (D) - Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration
  • Sam Kang (D) - Attorney
  • Andy Katz (D) - Director, East Bay Municipal Utilities District
  • Peggy Moore (D) - Community Organizer
  • Charles Ramsey (D) - Trustee, West Contra Costa USD
  • Tony Thurmond (D) - Former trustee, West Contra Costa USD

AD16 (Tri-Valley) - Leans Democrat

  • Newell Arnerich (D) - City Councilmember, Danville
  • Steve Glazer (D) - Councilmember, Orinda
  • Tim Sbranti (D) - Mayor, Dublin

AD17 (East SF) - Safe Democrat

  • David Campos (D) - Supervisor, San Francisco
  • David Chiu (D) - Supervisor, San Francisco

AD18 (Oakland) - Safe Democrat

  • *Rob Bonta (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD19 (West SF) - Safe Democrat

  • *Phil Ting (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD20 (Hayward) - Safe Democrat

  • *Bill Quirk (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD21 (Merced) - Leans Democrat

  • *Adam Gray (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD22 (San Mateo) - Safe Democrat

  • *Kevin Mullin (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD23 (Fresno) - Safe Republican

  • *Jim Patterson (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD24 (Palo Alto-Mountain View) - Safe Democrat

  • *Rich Gordon (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD25 (Fremont-Sta Clara) - Safe Democrat

  • Kansen Chu (D) - Councilmember, San Jose
  • Teresa Cox (D) - Trustee, Ohlone Community College District
  • Armando Gomez (D) - Councilmember, Milpitas

AD26 (Tulare) - Safe Republican

  • Esther Barajas (R) -
  • Rudy Mendoza (R) - Congressional staffer

AD27 (San Jose) - Safe Democrat

  • *Nora Campos (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD28 (Campbell-Saratoga) - Safe Democrat

  • Barry Chang (D) - Councilmember, Cupertino
  • Evan Low (D) - Councilmember, Campbell

AD29 (Monterey) - Safe Democrat

  • *Mark Stone (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD30 (East Monterey) - Safe Democrat

  • *Luis Alejo (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD31 (W. Fresno) - Safe Democrat

  • *Henry Perea (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD32 (Kings) - Leans Democrat

  • *Rudy Salas (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD33 (SB High Desert) - Safe Republican

  • *Tim Donnelly (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD34 (Bakersfield) - Safe Republican

  • *Shannon Grove (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD35 (San Luis Obispo) - Leans Republican

  • *Katcho Achadjian (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD36 (Palmdale) - Leans Republican

  • *Steve Fox (D) - Member, State Assembly
  • Ron Smith (R) - Business Owner/Councilman

AD37 (Santa Barbara) - Safe Democrat

  • *Das Williams (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD38 (Santa Clarita) - Safe Republican

  • *Scott Wilk (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD39 (E. San Fernando) - Safe Democrat

  • *Raul Bocanegra (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD40 (Redlands) - Leans Republican

  • *Mike Morrell (R) - Member, State Assembly
  • Russ Warner (D) - Small Business Owner

AD41 (Pasadena) - Safe Democrat

  • *Chris Holden (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD42 (Yucaipa) - Safe Republican

  • Gary Jeandron (R) - Member, Palm Springs Unified
  • Chris Mann (R) - Public relations executive
  • Chad Mayes (R) - Chief of staff, Supervisor Rutherford
  • Mark Orozco (D) - Educator/School Boardmember

AD43 (Burbank) - Safe Democrat

  • *Mike Gatto (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD44 (Ventura Co) - Leans Republican

  • *Jeff Gorell (R) - Member, State Assembly
  • David Thayne (D) - Businessman

AD45 (W. San Fernando V) - Safe Democrat

  • Elizabeth Badger (D) - Nonprofit Director
  • Damian Carroll (D) - District Director, Paul Krekorian
  • Matt Dababneh (D) - District Director, Congressman Brad Sherman
  • Jeff Ebenstein (D) - Field Deputy, Paul Koretz
  • Andra Hoffman (D) - Faculty member, Glendale City College
  • Daniel McCrory (D) -
  • Susan Shelley (R) - Businesswoman/Author

AD46 (Sherman Oaks) - Safe Democrat

  • *Adrin Nazarian (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD47 (Rialto) - Safe Democrat

  • *Cheryl Brown (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD48 (West Covina) - Safe Democrat

  • *Roger Hernandez (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD49 (Monterey Park) - Safe Democrat

  • *Edwin Chau (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD50 (West LA) - Safe Democrat

  • *Richard Bloom (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD51 (East LA) - Safe Democrat

  • *Jimmy Gomez (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD52 (Ontario) - Safe Democrat

  • Freddie Rodriquez (D) - Councilmember, Pomona
  • Jason Rothman (D) - Member, Pomona Unified School District
  • Manuel Saucedo (D) - Former district director
  • Danielle Soto (D) - Former councilmember, Pomona

AD55 (Yorba Linda) - Safe Republican

  • Ling-Ling Chang (R) - Councilmember, Diamond Bar
  • Heidi Gallegos (R) - Member, Rowland USD
  • Steve Tye (R) - Councilmember, Diamond Bar
  • Jeremy Yamaguchi (R) - Member, Placentia City Council

AD56 (Imperial County) - Safe Democrat

  • Eduardo Garcia (D) - Mayor, Coachella

AD57 (Whittier) - Safe Democrat

  • *Ian Calderon (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD58 (Downey) - Safe Democrat

  • *Cristina Garcia (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD59 (South LA) - Safe Democrat

  • *Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD60 (Corona) - Leans Republican

  • *Eric Linder (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD61 (Riverside) - Leans Democrat

  • *Jose Medina (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD62 (Inglewood) - Safe Democrat

  • LeFrancis Arnold (D) - Realtor
  • Betsy Butler (D) - Former member, State Assembly
  • Patricia Donaldson (D) - President, Hawthorne Chamber of Commerce
  • Gloria Gray (D) - Member, West Basin MWD
  • Robert Pullen-Miles (D) - Councilmember, Lawndale

AD63 (South Gate) - Safe Democrat

  • *Anthony Rendon (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD64 (Carson) - Safe Democrat

  • Micah Ali (D) - Member, Compton USD
  • Michael Gipson (D) - Councilmember, Carson
  • Steve Neal (D) - Councilmember, Long Beach

AD65 (Fullerton) - Swing

  • Henry Chareon (R) - Councilmember, La Palma
  • Young Kim (R) - Staffer, Congressman Ed Royce
  • *Sharon Quirk-Silva (D) - Member, State Assembly
  • Bruce Whitaker (R) - Councilmember, Fullerton

AD66 (Torrance) - Swing

  • *Al Muratsuchi (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD67 (Murrieta) - Safe Republican

  • *Melissa Melendez (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD68 (Tustin) - Safe Republican

  • *Don Wagner (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD69 (Santa Ana) - Safe Democrat

  • *Tom Daly (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD70 (Long Beach) - Safe Democrat

  • Patrick O'Donnell (D) - Councilmember, Long Beach
  • Tonia Uranga (D) - Former Member, Long Beach City Council
  • Ed Wilson (D) - Councilmember, Signal Hill

AD71 (East SD Co.) - Safe Republican

  • *Brian Jones (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD72 (Seal Beach) - Safe Republican

  • *Travis Allen (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD73 (Dana Point) - Safe Republican

  • Steve Baric (R) - Councilmember, Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Bill Brough (R) - Councilmember, Dana Point
  • Anna Bryson (R) - Board Member, Capistrano Unified School District
  • Paul Glaab (R) - Councilmember, Laguna Niguel
  • Jesse Petrilla (R) - Councilmember, Rancho Santa Margarita

AD74 (Irvine) - Safe Republican

  • *Allan Mansoor (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD75 (Escondido) - Safe Republican

  • *Marie Waldron (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD76 (Carlsbad) - Safe Republican

  • *Rocky Chavez (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD77 (North SD) - Safe Republican

  • *Brian Maienschein (R) - Member, State Assembly

AD78 (Coastal SD) - Safe Democrat

  • *Toni Atkins (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD79 (East SD) - Safe Democrat

  • *Shirley Weber (D) - Member, State Assembly

AD80 (South SD) - Safe Democrat

    • Steve Castaneda (D) - Small Businessman/Father
    • Lorena Gonzalez (D) - Community Organizer/Mother

State Senate

SD02 (North Coast) - Safe Democrat

  • *Noreen Evans (D) - Member, State Senate

SD04 (Roseville-Yuba-Tehama) - Safe Republican

  • *Jim Nielsen (R) - Member, State Senate

SD06 (Sacramento) - Safe Democrat

  • Roger Dickinson (D) - Member, State Assembly
  • Richard Pan (D) - Member, State Assembly

SD08 (Foothills) - Safe Republican

  • *Tom Berryhill (R) - Member, State Senate

SD10 (Hywd-Frmnt-Snta Clra) - Safe Democrat

  • Mary Hayashi (D) - Former Member, State Assembly
  • Bob Wieckowski (D) - Member, State Assembly

SD12 (Merced) - Leans Democrat

  • Tom Hallinan (D) - Trustee, Yosemite Community College District
  • Anthony Cannella (R) - Member, State Senate

SD14 (Fresno/Bakersfield) - Safe Democrat

  • Francisco Ramirez (D) - Business Consultant
  • Leticia Perez (D) - County Supervisor
  • Andy Vidak (R) - Farmer/Small Businessman
  • Paulina Miranda (D) - Businesswoman
  • Mohammad Arif (P) - Businessman

SD16 (Kern) - Safe Republican

  • *Jean Fuller (R) - Member, State Senate

SD18 (San Fernando V) - Safe Democrat

  • Steve Veres (D) - Trustee, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Adrin Nazarian (D) - Member, State Assembly

SD20 (Ontario) - Safe Democrat

  • Paul Leon (R) - Mayor of Ontario
  • *Norma Torres (D) - Member, State Senate

SD22 (San Gabriel Valley) - Safe Democrat

  • *Ed Hernandez (D) - Member, State Senate

SD24 (East LA) - Safe Democrat

  • *Kevin de Leon (D) - Member, State Senate

SD26 (Coast LA) - Safe Democrat

  • *Ted Lieu (D) - Member, State Senate

SD28 (Coachella Valley) - Safe Republican

  • Jeff Stone (R) - Supervisor, Riverside
  • John Redden (R) -
  • Bonnie Garcia (R) - Member, State Senate
  • Glenn Miller (R) - Member, State Senate

SD30 (Culver City) - Safe Democrat

  • Tom Calderon (D) - Former Member, State Assembly

SD32 (Whittier) - Safe Democrat

  • Kevin Perez-Allen (D) - Community Organizer
  • Rudy Bermudez (D) - Former Member, State Assembly
  • Tony Mendoza (D) - Former Member, State Assembly

SD34 (Huntington Beach) - Leans Republican

  • Jose Solorio (D) - Trustee, Rancho Santiago CCD
  • Jim Silva (R) - Member, California State Assembly
  • Van Tran (R) - Former Member, State Assembly
  • Janet Nguyen (R) - Supervisor, Orange County
  • Long Pham (R) - Former Member, OC Board of Education
  • Joe DoVinh (D) - Planning Commissioner, Garden Grove

SD36 (Carlsbad) - Safe Republican

  • Martin Garrick (R) - Former Member, State Assembly
  • Patricia Bates (R) - Supervisor, Orange County

SD38 (East San Diego Co.) - Safe Republican

  • *Joel Anderson (R) - Member, State Senate

SD40 (S. San Diego) - Safe Democrat

    • *Ben Hueso (D) - Member, State Senate


CD01 (Northeast Cal) - Safe Republican

  • *Doug LaMalfa (R) - Member of Congress
  • Heidi Hall (D) - Resource Manager

CD02 (North Coast) - Safe Democrat

  • *Jared Huffman (D) - Member of Congress

CD03 (Yolano-Yuba-Lake) - Safe Democrat

  • *John Garamendi (D) - Member of Congress
  • Dan Logue (R) - Member, State Assembly

CD04 (Foothills) - Safe Republican

  • *Tom McClintock (R) - Member of Congress

CD05 (Napa-Santa Rosa) - Safe Democrat

  • *Mike Thompson (D) - Member of Congress

CD06 (Sacramento) - Safe Democrat

  • *Doris Matsui (D) - Member of Congress

CD07 (E. Sac Co) - Swing

  • Ted Gaines (R) - Member, State Senate
  • *Ami Bera (D) - Member of Congress

CD08 (SB High Desert) - Safe Republican

  • *Paul Cook (R) - Member of Congress

CD09 (San Joaquin) - Leans Democrat

  • *Jerry McNerney (D) - Member of Congress

CD10 (Stanislaus) - Swing

  • Michael Eggman (D) - Farmer and Beekeeper
  • Mike Barkley (D) - Lawyer/Rancher
  • *Jeff Denham (R) - Member of Congress

CD11 (Contra Costa) - Safe Democrat

  • *George Miller (D) - Member of Congress

CD12 (San Francisco) - Safe Democrat

  • *Nancy Pelosi (D) - Member of Congress

CD13 (Oakland) - Safe Democrat

  • *Barbara Lee (D) - Member of Congress

CD14 (San Mateo) - Safe Democrat

  • *Jackie Speier (D) - Member of Congress

CD15 (Hawyard-Pleas-Liv) - Safe Democrat

  • *Eric Swalwell (D) - Member of Congress

CD16 (Merced) - Safe Democrat

  • *Jim Costa (D) - Member of Congress

CD17 (Milpitas) - Safe Democrat

  • *Mike Honda (D) - Member of Congress
  • Ro Khanna (D) - Attorney, former asst. deputy secty, Dept of Commerce

CD18 (Silicon Valley) - Safe Democrat

  • *Anna Eshoo (D) - Member of Congress

CD19 (San Jose) - Safe Democrat

  • *Zoe Lofgren (D) - Member of Congress

CD20 (Monterey) - Safe Democrat

  • *Sam Farr (D) - Member of Congress

CD21 (Kings) - Leans Republican

  • *David Valadao (R) - Member of Congress

CD22 (Fresno) - Safe Republican

  • *Devin Nunes (R) - Member of Congress

CD23 (Kern) - Safe Republican

  • *Kevin McCarthy (R) - Member of Congress

CD24 (Santa Barbara) - Swing

  • *Lois Capps (D) - Member of Congress

CD25 (S. Clarita/Palmdale) - Leans Republican

  • *Howard McKeon (R) - Member of Congress

CD26 (Ventura Co) - Leans Democrat

  • *Julia Brownley (D) - Member of Congress
  • Tony Strickland (R) - Former State Senator

CD27 (Pasadena) - Safe Democrat

  • *Judy Chu (D) - Member of Congress

CD28 (Hollywood) - Safe Democrat

  • *Adam Schiff (D) - Member of Congress

CD29 (E. San Fernando V) - Safe Democrat

  • *Tony Cardenas (D) - Member of Congress

CD30 (W. San Fernando Vly) - Safe Democrat

  • *Brad Sherman (D) - Member of Congress

CD31 (San Bernardino) - Swing

  • Pete Aguilar (D) - Mayor, Redlands
  • Eloise Gomez Reyes (D) - Attorney
  • Joe Baca (D) - Former Member of Congress
  • *Gary Miller (R) - Member of Congress

CD32 (W. Covina) - Safe Democrat

  • *Grace Napolitano (D) - Member of Congress

CD33 (LA Coast) - Safe Democrat

  • *Henry Waxman (D) - Member of Congress

CD34 (Downtown LA) - Safe Democrat

  • *Xavier Becerra (D) - Member of Congress

CD35 (Ontario) - Safe Democrat

  • *Gloria McLeod (D) - Member of Congress

CD36 (Coachella V) - Swing

  • Brian Nestande (R) - Member, State Assembly
  • *Raul Ruiz (D) - Member of Congress

CD37 (Culver City) - Safe Democrat

  • *Karen Bass (D) - Member of Congress

CD38 (Whittier) - Safe Democrat

  • *Linda Sanchez (D) - Member of Congress

CD39 (Fullerton) - Safe Republican

  • *Ed Royce (R) - Member of Congress

CD40 (Downey) - Safe Democrat

  • *Lucille Royball-Allard (D) - Member of Congress

CD41 (Riverside) - Leans Democrat

  • *Mark Takano (D) - Member of Congress

CD42 (Corona) - Safe Republican

  • *Ken Calvert (R) - Member of Congress

CD43 (Inglewood) - Safe Democrat

  • *Maxine Waters (D) - Member of Congress

CD44 (Carson) - Safe Democrat

  • *Janice Hahn (D) - Member of Congress

CD45 (Irvine) - Safe Republican

  • *John Campbell (R) - Member of Congress

CD46 (Santa Ana) - Safe Democrat

  • *Loretta Sanchez (D) - Member of Congress

CD47 (Long Beach) - Leans Democrat

  • *Alan Lowenthal (D) - Member of Congress

CD48 (Huntington Beach) - Safe Republican

  • *Dana Rohrabacher (R) - Member of Congress

CD49 (Carlsbad) - Safe Republican

  • *Darrell Issa (R) - Member of Congress

CD50 (East SD Co.) - Safe Republican

  • *Duncan Hunter (R) - Member of Congress

CD51 (S. SD - Imperial) - Safe Democrat

  • *Juan Vargas (D) - Member of Congress

CD52 (SD) - Swing

  • Carl DeMaio (R) - Former Member, San Diego City Council
  • *Scott Peters (D) - Member of Congress

CD53 (La Mesa) - Safe Democrat

  • *Susan Davis (D) - Member of Congress
Brown's Revised Budget Has More Money As Revenue Beats Estimate
David Siders @
With California income tax revenue running about $4.5 billion ahead of expectations through April, Gov. Jerry Brown finds himself today in an unusual position: Releasing a revised budget proposal highlighting better numbers, not worse.

Jerry Brown to propose $1 billion for common core education standards
David Siders @
Gov. Jerry Brown today will propose spending $1 billion to implement English, math and other educational standards in California's public schools, part of a revised budget plan he is scheduled to release this morning, a source said.

Jerry Brown: revised budget sees drop in revenue
The revised budget figures show that the state is emerging slowly from the Great Recession - California's spending plan peaked at $103 billion just before the recession hit. The governor has urged lawmakers - some of whom are eager to restore social service programs that were cut in past years - to handle any extra revenue carefully. The general fund is the state's main checking account that pays for most government services, including K-12 public schools and higher education, prisons, health and human services and parks.

Jerry Brown's Budget 'surplus' Could Be Used Entirely For Schools
Anthony York @
Over the first six months of this year, state revenues are about $4.5 billion higher than the governor¿s January projections. But complicated budget formulas could direct nearly all of that money to public schools and community colleges.

Jerry Brown: Public Schools To Get Big Revenue Boost - Sfgate
The governor delivered the news as he unveiled his revised budget, which showed that California will have less tax revenue coming into its coffers in the next fiscal year than was anticipated just four months ago. California currently spends $8,667 per K-12 public school student, ranking near the bottom nationally in per pupil spending. The governor has urged lawmakers - some of whom are eager to restore social service programs that were cut in past years - to handle any extra revenue carefully. The general fund is the state's main checking account that pays for most government services, including K-12 public schools and higher education, prisons, health and human services and parks.

Jerry Brown to lower revenue estimates in budget revision
David Siders @
Despite income tax revenue running about $4.5 billion ahead of expectations through April, Gov. Jerry Brown will include relatively low revenue figures in the revised budget he releases this morning, likely dampening expectations for greater program spending, sources said.

May budget revision: For California colleges, governor proposes more money, tuition freezes
Katy Murphy @
In his budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown gives the CSU, UC and community colleges more state funding each year through 2016-17, but calls for a tuition freeze.

Nearly 13,000 University Of California Healthcare Workers Threaten Strike
Kenny Goldberg @
Nearly 13,000 healthcare workers at University of California medical centers are threatening to go on a two-day strike next week. Workers and the UC system are at loggerheads over a new contract. The previous one expired last year.

California Senate Backs Requiring Warrants When Police Want Emails
Patrick McGreevy @
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Monday approved a measure that would require law enforcement officers in California to get a search warrant before they can access the public’s email.

Daughter-in-law of former Sen. Don Perata drowns in pool
Torey Van Oot @
The daughter-in-law of former Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata died over the weekend.

Democrats At Odds Over California Budget Surplus
Judy Lin @
California is enjoying a revenue surplus for a change. Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year's budget.

GOP Slams Fundraising, Other Efforts To Promote Obama Health Law
Noam N. Levey @
A senator says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising to help implement the new healthcare law 'may be illegal.' The White House says it's all appropriate.

Immigration Advocates Ask Obama To Suspend Some Deportations
David Nakamura, @
Immigration advocates called on President Obama on Monday to suspend deportations of undocumented workers who would qualify for legal status under a comprehensive immigration bill being debate in the Senate.

California Lawmakers Approve Blank Budget Bills
Chris Megerian and Patrick McGreevy @
One day before Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to release his updated spending plan, Democrats in the Legislature began lining up empty bills to streamline the budget process.

Where To Watch Governor's $4.5 Billion Budget Update |
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Why Would Anybody Want To Be L.A. Mayor?
Dan Walters @
The duel between City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel has to be California's most vapid, off-putting political contest. You couldn't slip a toothpick between the two in ideology – two more or less liberal, more or less business-friendly, more or less union-allied politicos.

Pérez Makes Point With Biography Question Asking Marital Status
Melody Gutierrez @
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said he feels it's important that he not ignore a common question included on biographies for state legislators that asks about marital status. In new handbook directories for the California State Assembly, Pérez said he answered the question so that it reflects the unequal marriage rights afforded to gay and lesbian people.

San Diego Considers Cap On Political Party Donations
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The two major political parties have given more than $1.3 million to candidates running for mayor and City Council since a judge overturned San Diego’s ban on such contributions in 2010. Now council members — three of whom benefitted from the new rules — must decide whether to keep that unlimited spigot of campaign cash flowing or set a limit that backers say is necessary to prevent the appearance of undue influence.

Police investigating death of Don Perata's daughter-in-law
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Catherine Perata, daughter-in-law of former state Senate President Don Perata, was found dead in her Napa swimming pool Saturday morning.

School Funding Will Be Focus, Source Of Contention, Of Brown’s Revised Budget | Edsource Today
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By Susan Frey

Federal cuts prompt governor to lower California budget projection despite higher tax revenue....
Federal cuts prompt governor to lower California budget projection despite higher tax revenue.

Governor Jerry Brown's revised budget plan offers more money for schools
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Governor Jerry Brown's May budget plan revision reflects a better-than-expected cash flow but also a need to control spending despite the deep cuts made in recent years.

Will John Doerr, Marissa Mayer Back Anti-Climate Change Ads From Zuckerberg Political Group?
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Now that two more big-name tech CEOs (Tesla’s Elon Musk and Yammer’s David Sacks) have ditched Mark Zuckerberg’s fledgling political lobbying group — — after seeing that it wasn’t quite what they signed up for, activists are targeting other heavy hitters in the Zuck group who might be offended at what they’re lending their name to.