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  • COVID-19
  • Jump or bump?
  • cakeday and new classifieds 

Happy Sunday! I seriously need to go to farmers market as my fridge is literally empty. I have made a lot of creative dishes this week and lets just say its good that I was feeding a family of one.

I'm tired so I'll be short today.

I refuse to link to McClatchy properties including the SacBee until they figure their ish out. Even though they have had a known problem requiring subscribers to log in to read every article and started to "fix" it subscriber-by-subscriber, that lasted for a few hours. I love lots of reporter friends there, but I can't link to stories that even people like me pay $15.99 per month to read and have to go through gymnastics to read.

Anyway, my goal is to write, get over to farmers market and be back by 9am to watch Senate Budget Sub 3 on health and human services. Like other subs, votes are not expected. However, the tone of major organizations will be important. Health is up from 9am-1pm and human services will be heard beginning at 2pm.

Will the provider clawbacks be opposed by the medical community? Obviously, the expansion of Covered California for undocumented older adults will have to wait. You may think I'm an education guy, but I follow lots of parts of the budget.

Concurrent to Sub 3 will be Sub 2 on resources, environmental protection, energy and transportation (the State Senate doesn't use the Oxford comma, although the Assembly appropriately does).

REOPENING: The big problem is how to reopen businesses without schools and pre-K education and child care.

COVID-19: Yesterday looked better, with 68 deaths and 1,873 confirmed new cases in California per the Chron's tracker. It's totally fair to point out that a majority of deaths (two-thirds in LA County) were among skilled nursing facilities, but we can't ignore that many grandmothers, grandfathers, great aunts, and great uncles are dying alone. While my family has not been directly touched, I fear this the most.

JUMP it sounds like the bright red bikes and scooters may never return after their removal from city streets during the pandemic, but perhaps we are walking and biking more...

cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

Probolsky Research


CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Sarah Angel, Chad Carlock, former Assembly member Jim CuneenChris Kahn, Mike Monasmith, John Myers, Fred Williams, and Daniel Zingale!


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CA Federation of Teachers – Legislative Representative

The California Federation of Teachers is seeking an experienced Legislative Representative to promote the legislative program of the Federation, advocates on behalf of and defend the interests of CFT members, and assists in developing and implementing the legislative program of the Federation. More information here.

CA Federation of Teachers – Field Representative

The California Federation of Teachers is seeking an experienced Field Representative with a strong commitment to improving education and to the labor movement, a willingness to work long and irregular hours, an ability to communicate effectively with a diverse staff and membership, and an organizing approach to the job. A field representative's responsibilities may include work with certificated and classified employees ranging from preschool through post-graduate. More information here.

OPEN POSITION: Public Affairs & Community Engagement Rep – California School Boards Association

(4 New positions) Serve as CSBA’s liaison to local schools and county boards of education, key decision makers, and the community-at-large. Execute grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. Remote positions based in the following locations: L.A. County East, San Bernardino, SF Bay Area, and the North Coast. Salary based on experience.
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NEW End date: May 31st, 2020

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

In addition to a well-respected JD, the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. Both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working succeed in the program. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation in statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to governance. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol: or

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