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 I have many issues to write about today. However, I'll be back tomorrow on all of the big issues I'm following on Twitter. I don't escalate this issue for my own politics, but rather because it is one of the biggest issues in polling among suburban white moms.

Tobacco/vape bill

This is the biggest move on tobacco ever and it reaches well beyond the actions in DC. It directly challenges the chair of the "gate"/"juice" committee of Assembly Governmental Organization (GO) chair Adam Gray (D-Merced) and the speakership of Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).

The votes are there in the Assembly to unseat Rendon as Speaker if Gray stays as GO chair under Rendon in the dominant Democratic caucus or if Gray yields to tobacco/vaping legislation this year.

I've known Adam and Anthony well before when they were in the Assembly but Willie taught me how to count votes. This bill could be the end to both leadership roles after the JUUL fall from grace and several things.

As I've written before role as Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkns is similarly is challenged with the fight over Senator Scott Wiener's SB 50 on housing density, although counting votes on the red carpet is far easier.

This is all happening in a year in which may not see of the State of the State (not required) and a budget proposal issued beyond the normal high profile as Newsom tries to negotiate compromises in split roll property tax, MICRA (MedMal insurance caps) and AB 5 (ind. contractors). No Dems want a billion dollar ballot that we're currently heading for.

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CTBA Back to Session Bash XV - 5 p.m. - 1:00 a.m

The biggest political event of the year, The Back to Session Bash, returns on Thursday 1/16 to celebrate its 15th year anniversary. Invitees will enjoy cigars, bourbon, Moscow Mule, Whiteclaws, rosé and cupcake bars; food by Cafeteria 15L; and more. You won't want to miss our live musical guests. By invitation only. Questions: Monique Vieira Huestis at monique@burtonandthebrains.com.

UCOP State Govt. Relations: Executive Assistant

The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Executive Assistant in its State Government Relations (SGR) office in Sacramento. Primary responsibility for managing SGR AVP/Director’s calendar, scheduling legislative visits, making staff travel arrangements, and writing/editing sensitive materials. Job requires demonstrated experience planning and coordinating logistics, strong organizational skills, and excellent written/editorial skills. Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years of experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in executive assistant role in either the Capitol or in large academic or governmental organization preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply HERE.

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