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  • Land Use/Environmental/Water Attorney sought by Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLC, an established AV rated mid-size Oxnard firm (see Applicant must have at least 3-5 years of California land use, environmental law or water law experience. Representation of public agencies and government entity litigation is a definite plus. Applicant should be capable of independently handling a variety of government general legal counsel matters including Brown Act Open Meetings Law, Political Reform Act, and the Public Records Act. Collegial but busy work environment with opportunity for advancement. Send resume and writing sample to firm’s managing partner John Mathews (

  • LOBBYING SUCCESS BEGINS HERE. [end bold] Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 and 201 seminars give you a comprehensive, real-world picture of lobbying in California -- the people, processes and best practices critical to your success. April 13-14, $275 each / $500 for both. Our last two seminar dates sold out, so we encourage you to book quickly. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy. Lobbying 201 explores the equally critical areas of Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency Advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Strategies. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.
  • Become a policy leader with a MPP degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. By combining empirical analysis, critical thinking, political philosophy, persuasive communication, and political strategy, our program – taught by policy practitioners and experts – prepares government, private sector, and non-profit policy leaders. Spring 2017 courses include former State Senator Gloria Romero’s “Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform” and “Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis” taught by RAND’s Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Apply now for Fall 2017 enrollment: (
  • The LegiSchool Project invites all Sacramento-area high school Juniors and Seniors to apply to our 5 week Real World Civics Summer Internship! This opportunity educates high school students about the 3 branches of government. Students receive hands-on training while working in legislative offices and the executive branch. Students also participate in a week long introduction to the Judicial branch, where they get involved in California’s court system first-hand. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in field trips to the Sacramento State Career Center, the California State Archives, the CHP Academy, and much more! For more details, as well as how to apply, please visit our website. 

  • Voices For Progress, a new innovative, progressive grassTOPS advocacy organization seeks California Policy Manager. Develop advocacy priorities and strategies for members (philanthropists, business leaders, campaign donors) to weigh in on issues including: climate change, economic inequality, campaign finance reform, voting, immigration, and healthcare. Minimum 3 years (more preferred) of experience working on California State public policy, either in the government or nongovernmental organizations. Details here.
  • President & CEO Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
    The President/CEO will craft and implement strategic vision for public policy and electoral efforts. Location: Sacramento
    Competitive salary and generous benefits package. To view the full posting and information on how to apply, visit

  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at or contact us at

  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West, Gov’t Relations Coordinator (Sacramento). CA healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive candidate to develop and implement legislation on behalf of our members. Excellent salary and benefits. For more info or to apply go to:

  • Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today

    A new policy paper demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s.

    The report demonstrates that we can revive the California Master Plan for Higher Education—eliminating tuition, restoring state per student funding, and providing seats for all students— would only cost the median California household $48 per year.

    The paper, The $48 fix: Reclaiming California’s Master Plan for Higher Education, is available at or
  • Put the public back into public policy with a Pepperdine School of Public Policy MPP degree.  Our program – taught by policy practitioners and experts – combines empirical analysis, analytical reasoning, political philosophy, and history preparing our graduates to become policy leaders. Spring 2017 courses include former State Senator Gloria Romero’s “Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform” and “Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis” taught by RAND’s Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Now accepting applications: (
  • SACRAMENTO-BASED THRILLER wins national honors for Best First Novel, Best Political Thriller & Best Female PI/Sleuth. "Entertaining whodunnit told with humor and intellect" ONE MURDER MORE by Kris Calvin features a woman lobbyist as the amateur sleuth, while the cast of suspects includes two CA Governors (one past, one present) & a Senate Fellow! Order now from Amazon or your favorite bookstore at $13.99 trade paper $4.99 ebook!
  • Associate Director, Legislative Affairs The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Associate Director of Legislative Affairs. This Associate Director represents the University in a wide variety of meetings and hearings with elected officials, staff and advocates. They also lead and manage a team of Legislative Directors who serve as the University's key advocates in Sacramento, and supervise Legislative Coordinators who monitor legislative developments. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and apply
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From Arts To Prisons, Trump Budget Means Big Cuts For California | The Sacramento Bee
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By Michael Doyle

Rural Voters Lose In Trump’s Budget Plan - Politico
Rural voters flocked to President Donald Trump and his promises to roll back environmental regulations and overhaul Obamacare will be among the Americans most affected by cuts in the White House budget proposal. | Getty

Trump's Budget Is 'a Complete Withdrawal' Of Working With States, Says Gov. Jerry Brown's Budget Chief
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President Trump's proposed federal budget would dramatically shrink the nation's role in solving important issues in California, accord...

California Lawmaker Is Also An Actor, In The Tradition Of Reagan | The Sacramento Bee
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

People Are Furious That Trump's New Budget Cuts Funding To Meals On Wheels - Sfgate
A popular organization that provides food and companionship to thousands of seniors around the country is at risk of losing its funding in President Donald Trump's new budget - and people are incensed.

Why Trump's Budget Proposal May Not Be A Blueprint For Economic Growth
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Why Trump's budget proposal may not be a blueprint for economic growth

Mulvaney: Proposed Cuts To Meals On Wheels Are Compassionate To Taxpayers - Politico
He explained that the budget proposal is compassionate to the taxpayer because it stops government spending on programs that he said have been ineffective.

Political events: Forums on civic engagement and the Jewish community
Forums on civic engagement and the Jewish community Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Community forum: A conversation on civic engagement with elected officials, business leaders and community activists, hosted by Golden Gate University. Forum: A Jewish Community Forum to discuss the political climate and how it affects the Bay Area Jewish community, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco. Author series: A conversation with Aya de Leon, a local poet, author and performance artist, and Kate Raphael, author and producer of the KPFA FM radio show “Women’s Magazine,” on how to organize against President Trump. Sierra Club San Francisco chapter leader Arthur Feinstein leads a discussion on local and statewide environmental issues, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Panel talk on how to be involved at the local, state and federal level, hosted by the United Democratic Club. Occupy Sonoma County asks, “Is Global Climate Disruption Happening to Us or For Us?” The event is free and will focus on how humans impact climate change. Hosted by the California History Society, a panel on the roles women played in resistance and social protest movements in the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s. Hosted by Mayor Renee Morgan with Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, state Sen. Steve Glazer, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen. The event is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. Contact Nat Rojanasathira, assistant to the town manager, at (925) 314-3328 or for more information.

Trump Budget Proposes Cuts To Streetcar And Other Transit Projects | The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
By Tony Bizjak

For Farmers Below The Oroville Reservoir, Water Still Poses A Threat
Joseph Serna @
Severe erosion along the Feather River has triggered concerns for future high-water events.

Smog The Latest Flashpoint Of California Vs. Trump Conflct | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

White House Links To Washington Post Satire Slamming Health Care Bill - Politico
She also criticizes the budget for cutting the state department, EPA, agriculture department, commerce department, labor department and National Institute of Health, among others.

Petition To Remove Congress Members' Health Care Subsidies Gets Nearly 500,000 Signatures - Sfgate
A Portland man has circulated a petition demanding that if Congress is willing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, its members should also be willing to forego their own health care subsidies.

Trump's Budget Calls For Higher Passenger Fees And A Privatized Air Traffic Control System
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Trump's first budget calls for a passenger fee increase and the privatization of the air traffic control operations.

How San Diego Researchers Are Reacting To Trump's Proposed Cuts | Kpbs
David Wagner @
San Diego's biomedical researchers stand to lose big if President Trump's proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health make it through Congress.

Collins: I Can’t Vote For GOP Health Bill In Current Form - Politico
Earlier this month, Sen. Susan Collins had warned that the bill "would not be well-received in the Senate." | AP Photo

Public Health: Why Republicans Keep Talking About Health Care â
The American Health Care Act doesn’t achieve all of their favorite health policy goals. To do that, they’ll need regulations and more legislation.