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Happy Wonky Wednesday! Yes, I know I was short yesterday because we recorded a great morning pod with Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (out later today). Well, I'm again saying it because I have jury duty today. I've been "on call" since Monday, but my number came up today. Of course, no reasonable lawyer wants me to be on a jury and I know many of the Sac Superior judges fron Inn of Court days, but I'm now in the jury room which is always very interesting as part of the upright citizens' brigade. I am overdressed and that's not saying much. I didn't bring my laptop or cell power cords, which I will regret in a few hours. 5pm is a long way away and I don't think they'll be showing the 12:45 Giants game.

Former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg easily won election back to the Los Angeles Unified school board with 71.62% of the vote over Heather Repenning yesterday in the special election, tilting the board to away from the pro-charter majority. 

HEALTH CARE: For the AP, Adam Beam looks at Governor Newsom's proposal for a state health care subsidy and individual mandate. 

AB 392 (Weber): In the SDUT, Greg Moran reports that the San Diego City Council yesterday endorsed Assemblymember Shirley Weber's bill to change the use of deadly force standard for California police officers. I believe that's the first large city to endorse the measure.




#CAKEDAY after the jump...


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Pass SB 285

Hungry and frustrated, 4 out of 5 eligible seniors can’t access food assistance programs — leaving California with the lowest senior CalFresh enrollment rate in the nation.

How did we get here? Too much confusing paperwork. Too many physical hurdles. And a bureaucracy that leaves seniors behind.

State Senate Bill 285 (Wiener) is a low-cost solution that would streamline the application process and ensure no senior goes hungry, while also infusing our economy with up to $1.8 billion in federal funding. Let’s pass SB 285.


#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Nancy Chadwick, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, Michelle Gomez, Rose Kapolczynski, Joey Legaspi, Tom Ross, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and Mimi Walters!

#CONGRATULATIONS! Hats off to the FPPC's Phillip Ung who graduated from Lincoln Law School and is going into hiding for a couple of months to study for the bar. He did it in four years at night while working and boasts of no student debt. That's wild. 

As I told him, I loved studying for the bar after always working and going to school. It was great to get up each morning and focused on one thing. Let's just hope Phil stays in public policy!




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