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Our historian in residence Alex Vassar finds two legislators who have served as both Assembly Speaker and Senate Pro Tem. 

  • Ransom Burnell (Assembly Speaker in 1861 and Senate pro Tem in 1864)
  • James T. Farley (Assembly Speaker in 1856 and Senate pro Tem in 1871-1872)



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  • California State Student Association seeks Government Relations Associate
    The position is responsible for identifying and tracking legislation relevant to the organization. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit
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Candidate Chiang Swings By Sf City Hall To Pick Up An Endorsement - San Francisco Chronicle
California Treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Chiang swung through San Francisco Friday to accept an official endorsement from Supervisor Norman Yee and to unveil the outlines of his plan to tackle the state’s affordable housing and homelessness crises.

Candidate Chiang swings by SF City Hall to pick up an endorsement
California Treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Chiang swung through San Francisco Friday to accept an official endorsement from Supervisor Norman Yee and to unveil the outlines of his plan to tackle the state’s affordable housing and homelessness crises. Standing on the steps of City Hall, Yee praised what he called Chiang’s enduring commitment to pragmatic political reform in the 13 years the two have known each other. Their political priorities have long overlapped, Yee said, when it comes to issues of “child care, investing in education, growing jobs at every level of the workforce and supporting affordable housing throughout the state.

California Can Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction, Even If Congress Ends It | The Sacramento Bee
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GOP Venture Capitalist John Cox Makes Case To Be California Governor - San Francisco Chronicle
Republican venture capitalist John Cox called for an end to one-party domination of state politics and a smaller government as he made his pitch to be California’s next governor Thursday at a Public Policy Institute of California speaker series.

John Chiang Pitches Billions In New Low-income Housing Spending And Homebuilding Incentives
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Behind The Scenes, Nelson Team Pressured Fdp Chair Candidate Out Of Race

Monica Russo, president of the SEIU Florida, said she was contacted by Pete Mitchell, a longtime Nelson operative, and pressured to leave the race. Mitchell has worked as chief-of-staff in Nelson's Senate office and has helped lead the senior senator's political team.

Body Of Missing Woman Found Mauled By Mountain Lion, Coroner Says | The Sacramento Bee
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Drug Manufacturers Ask Federal Court To Block California's New Prescription Medicine Transparency Law
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Democratic Senators Delay K.t. Mcfarland Ambassador Nomination - Politico

Over the past week, Senate Democrats have called on McFarland to publicly testify to account for the conflict accounts in her testimony and the reported email exchanges.

Attorney General Sides With Oakland In Coal Ban – The Mercury News
Energy, Environment, Health, Regional

Lawyer For Lobbyist Who Accused Asssemblyman Matt Dababneh Of Sexual Misconduct Seeks Details About Investigation
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California Keeps Going Over Budget As Costs Of Fighting Wildfires Continue To Increase – San Bernardino Sun
Slammed by the Wine Country infernos of October and this week’s devastating Southern California firestorms, the state’s firefighting agency has blown through its budget for battling major wildfires just six months into the fiscal year.

Labor Dispute In Oakland Intensifies On Fourth Day Of Strike - San Francisco Chronicle
A union representing striking Oakland workers is deciding what its next step will be — and whether workers can return to their jobs Monday — after Mayor Libby Schaaf declared an impasse Friday in the labor dispute.

It's official: President Trump just campaigned for Roy Moore

At a Florida rally Friday, Trump erased any plausible deniability he may have had about the Alabama Senate race. Trump is all in on Roy Moore.

Lilac Fire Now 20 Percent Contained, Holds At 4,100 Acres - The San Diego Union-tribune
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California Begins Accepting Permit Applications For The Sale Of Recreational Marijuana
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Just weeks before California begins issuing licenses to businesses to sell marijuana for recreational and medical use, the state on Fri...

Investigation Is Underway For Cause Of Lilac Fire In San Diego County - The San Diego Union-tribune
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