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RECENT PODS: Obviously, there are lots of pods these days. I try to select for your few those most important to hear for California's politics and policy.

  • Then There's California: (Senate Democratic Caucus) Senator Sydney Kamlager (2021-06-25)
  • SacTown Talks (Jarhett Blovien): Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) (2021-06-25)
  • InsidTe Golden State Politics (Bill Boyorsky and Sherry Jeffe): White rage and the recall election. (2021-06-25)
  • Capitahl Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): Former Natural Resources Defense Council advocate Annie Notthoff on issues including CEQA exemptions for housing. They also look at the California political winners and losers of last week. (2021-06-20)
  • California State of Mind (Scott Rodd and Nigel Duara @ CapRadio): Rodd talks to CapRadio reporter Mike Hagerty California's efforts to bring back leisure spending in reopening and Duara talks with CalMatters's Barbara Feder Ostrov about the money county health departments are trying to get into the budget). (2021-06-18)


  • California Council on Science and Technology
  • SFBay Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Capitol Seminars’ Invaluable Lobbying 101 Course Offered Via Zoom (July 9)
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law

The Nooner for Monday, June 28, 2021, presented by SYASL Partners

Buenos dias mis amigos! Yeah, the shoulder still sucks today and I'm looking forward to that Thursday doctor's appointment. Meanwhile, yoga and stretching will do. Seriously, do you want more words from my crazy brain?!?

Of course, I'll be quiet today, as my time is being occupied by budget comments.

BUDGET: Our leg tracker in chief, Chris Micheli, emails...

I don't think most his clients care about the state budget, but he is a true geek. Okay, the same claim can be made about yours truly. At least now, the two chambers can agree on the same bill numbers in the annual ping pong match.

The following budget trailer bills came into print today.

We expect them to be taken up on the Assembly and Senate Floors this Thursday morning, July 1.


Senate Version Subject Matter Assembly Version
SB 133 Eligible Wednesday at 7:33pm Budget Act of 2021 (health care) AB 133 Eligible Wednesday at 9:14am
SB 134 Eligible Wednesday at 2:09pm Mental Health Services Act: county program and expenditure plans AB 134 Eligible Wednesday at 2:56pm
SB 137 Eligible Wednesday at 7:33pm State Government AB 137 Eligible Wednesday at[not in print as of 8:45pm]
SB 138 Eligible Wednesday at 7:33pm 

Employment: health care benefits: unemployment insurance: policies and practices

AB 138 Eligible Wednesday at 7:40pm
SB 143 Eligible Wednesday at 7:33pm Courts AB 143 Eligible Wednesday at 7:49pm
SB 145 Eligible Wednesday at 7:46pm Public Safety AB 145 Eligible Wednesday at[not in print as of 8:45pm]
SB 148 Eligible Wednesday at 7:33pm Public Resources AB 148 Eligible Wednesday at 7:55pm
SB 157 Eligible Wednesday at 2:09pm

Crime prevention: enforcement and training programs

AB 157 Eligible Wednesday at 7:23pm 

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Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist

San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA): The Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist assists with all activities of the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager including federal compliance programs (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)), the agency’s emergency response program, and state and federal legislative programs. The position plays a key part in coordinating advocacy efforts to ensure a supportive policy and regulatory environment to advance the capital project and policy priorities of the agency. This is a specialist class position that reports to the Government and Regulatory Affairs Manager. Most work will occur in an office environment, with some occasional field work on the ferries and in the community. This is an exciting opportunity with WETA, the agency that operates San Francisco Bay Ferry, one of the most treasured public transit agencies in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.

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The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

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Built on the foundation of nationally ranked and world class programs, McGeorge School of Law offers an online master (MSL) degree for individuals seeking in depth knowledge of law and policy, but who do not require a traditional law degree. Our MSL’s two concentrations in Government Law & Policy and in Water & Environmental Law offer students the flexibility to work while they learn and still engage in a highly interactive master’s program. To learn more and to sign up for our monthly webinars, please visit our website,, or contact us at

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