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  • SacTownTalks: (Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay): What a Week! Simplecast | iTunes (04/22/19)
  • Lovett or Leave It: (Jon Lovett/Crooked Media): House Intel Chair congress member Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) (04/20/19)
  • Gimme Shelter: (Matt Levin @ CALmatters and Liam Dillon @ LAT): Assembly member Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) and advocate Michelle Pariset (04/19/19)
  • KQED's Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos): California Democratic Party chair candidate Rusty Hicks (04/18/19)
  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): Political Data Inc. VP Paul Mitchell (04/17/19)


Happy Taco Tuesday! When did the deliciousness originate? Well, we have Smithsonian Magazine for that. Yes, thoughts like these are my warm up before thinking about California politics and policy. To warm up for the pod, I literally smell roses in Capitol Park as I walk from my place to Gibran's. We were particularly cray-cray for this weekend's "What a Week" and hope we don't offend more than usual.  Simplecast | iTunes

It's a crazy morning as I'm simultaneously watching hearings and trying to write. Senate Public Safety is crazy with SB 230 (Caballero) up. That's the bill preferred by law enforcement on police use of deadly force. It doesn't change the legal standard for liability for wrongful use of force but instead suggests more training and funding.

A coalition of the state's largest law enforcement organizations sent out a letter yesterday:

"Today, we’re advocating for a reset.

To every family grieving from loss, you are not alone.

To our state’s elected leaders, this issue is too important to put on hold until next year. To California law enforcement officers, stand tall.

To every Californian, we assure you that this issue impacts us all – we need to lead together."

As Rodney King said, "can't we all get along?"

But, Holly won. Anna Caballero's SB 230 was essentially killed by the committee. They locked the bill to the Assembly AB 392.



I'll send out another Nooner after today's Senate Public Safety committee hearing. It needs to finish and I need to digest it. 



#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Gino Folchi, Angela Hill, Assembly member Chad Mayes, George Raya, and Matt Ross!


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CCTA Annual Spring Legislative Reception, Tuesday, April 30th
April 29-May 3 is Cable Week in the Capitol!

Join CCTA in celebrating cable’s contributions in California at our Spring Legislative Reception on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at the Social Club, 1000 K Street, Upstairs.

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This position is responsible for directing the work of multiple staff, contractors and member leaders in support of objectives. The Political Coordinator is responsible for strategic planning, developing programs to build and strengthen our infrastructure, and leading on issue and electoral campaigns within the union that empower our members to be a strong force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in their communities and at the ballot box. Under the supervision of the Director, the coordinator collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the department’s strategic organizational plan. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at
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This annual event is co-sponsored by major California veterans’ organizations. Last year over 65 Assemblymembers attended the event with their veteran honoree. This year the event is open to both the Assembly and Senate to participate. This event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.


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