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  • Legislative "session"
  • Unemployment
  • cakeday and classifieds


¡Buenos dias!

I may be back later. I'm not sleeping either.

This morning I learned that in a compromised sense of smell, the syndrome is called anosmia. How has that not been a NYT crossword puzzle answer? Of course, it may have shown up on a Friday or Saturday by which I had waved the white flag.

When is the Legislature coming back? Of course, that's the talk of the town and we still have little idea but it's not like we're going on a European vacation.. We also don't know if we'll have legislative overtime this fall beyond the scheduled August 31 departure. I wrote about this yesterday. No idea and chiefs of staff I've talked to are equally uncertain.

There is one important point. After August 31, only urgency bills, bills calling an election, or tax/appropriations bills can be approved. (Article IV, Section 10(c)) and no bills can be sent to the governor after November 15 (Article IV, Section 10(d)).

To my knowledge, special sessions don't change those deadlines.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Dan Walters writes again for CalMatters on California's troubled unemployment insurance system. We take in too little and add benefits in good times and, well, 2020.

No one could have anticipated the sudden flood of unemployment claims from COVID-19, but given the experiences of the Great Recession, particularly the shortcomings in EDD’s computer system and the unemployment fund’s weak condition, much more should have been done to get ready for the inevitable next recession.

One wonders whether it will be figured out by the next recession.

Nope! We're about adding benefits, not increasing employer rates, and then wondering what went bad as we borrow from the Feds. Of course, the Feds' checkbook is fine when we can borrow from overseas.

cakeday and classifieds after the jump...

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CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Frank Calderon, Kimberly Ellis, Dana Ferry, and Mark Rosso!


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Offices available for sublease: Meridian Plaza

Between 1-3 offices are available for sublease in the Meridian Plaza office building, 1415 L Street, two blocks from the Capitol. The offices are approximately 150 SF each. Internet, gym, partially furnished (desk, chair, bookcases) are included. 24/7/365 key card access; floor-ceiling windows facing Sierras; professional offices. One year lease preferred. $1,500 per office. Contact Jane at or (415) 577-9734 with questions.

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