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RECENT PODS: Obviously, there are lots of pods these days. I try to select a few those most relavant to California's politics and policy, rather than every episode from the pods I follow.

  • Against the Grain (National Journal): Hoover Institution fellow and candidate for State Controller Lanhee Chen (2021-07-09) 
  • SacTown Talks (Jarhett Blonien): Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-North Hollywood) (2021-07-09)
  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarsky and Sherry Jeffe): The federal infrastructure bill and California and a look at the media criticism of the office dynamics of Senator Kamala Harris. (2021-07-08)
  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): California Governor's Office of Emergency Services chief Mark Ghilarducci (2021-07-02)
  • Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): Author Mark Arax on how the draught might affect California water politics. (2021-07-01) 
  • Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) and others on the impact of fireworks on veterans, particularly with the increase in illegal fireworks in neighborhoods. (2021-07-01)


  • Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist
  • Aaron Read & Associates Office Space for Rent
  • Veloz Seeks Program Director
  • California Council on Science and Technology (jobs)
  • SFBay Government & Regulatory Affairs Specialist (job)
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - MPA/MPP
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific - Masters of Science in Law 


  • GOV: removed adult film actress Mary Ellen Cook (NPP) ("Mary Carey")
  • GOV: added Board of Equalization member Ted Gaines (R)

RECALL WATCH: interesting reports from yesterday's campaign finance filings, excluding standard contributions to candidates within limits

  • Rescue California-To Support the Recall of Gavin Newsom reports receiving:
    • $5,000 from Daniel Callahan (attorney, Callahan & Blaine, Santa Ana)
    • $5,000 from David White (president, Trinity Food Company Inc., Fresno)
    • $2,000 from Patrick Dirk (CEO, TROY Group, Inc., Balboa Island)
    • $1,000 from Glenn McElroy (retired, Anaheim)

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HOT! In the Times, Pinho, Schnalzer, and Alejandra Reyes-Valarde report on this weekend's heat.

A heat wave across California set new record high temperatures Saturday in some locations — including 120 degrees in Palm Springs — and authorities urged people to conserve electricity as the extreme conditions continue to tax the state’s power grid.

State energy officials announced a Flex Alert, asking residents to conserve power and set air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, due to wildfire threats. Temperatures kept rising throughout the afternoon, shattering records in inland and valley areas.

Palm Springs and Borrego, which hit 118 degrees, both broke previous records for July 10. Palmdale Regional Airport hit a new high for the day at 112 degrees, and the Lancaster Airport tied its record of 113 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

In central California, the Paso Robles airport tied its previous 1961 record of 114 as of 3 p.m.

Responding to a growing wildfire in Oregon that is impacting transmission lines used to import energy to California, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an order on Saturday to free up energy capacity. The order allows emergency use of auxiliary ship engines to relieve pressure on the state’s power grid, according to a statement from the governor’s office.

For those not familiar, ships connect to shore power when in port. This reduces the emissions but also draws down electricity from the grid. Newsom's order allows them to run their auxiliary engines to generate electricity on board.

Death Valley was expected to reach record temperatures of 130 degrees Sunday, which equals the hottest temperature recorded on Earth in nearly a century. But that record came two days early on Friday afternoon.

BUDGET: On Tuesday, Assembly Budget is scheduled to meet at 2:30pm. Senate Budget and Fiscal Review plans to meet Wednesday upon adjournment of Senate Health. Health meets upon adjournment of Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development, which meets at 9am.

Here are the trailer bills that Senate Budget and Fiscal Review has noticed a hearing on Wednesday:

  • AB 131 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 132 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - higher education (amended 07/09)
  • AB 133 Committee on Budget. Health. (amended 06/27)
  • AB 135 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 140 Committee on Budget. Housing: letting of state property: Infill Infrastructure Grant Program of 2019. (amended 06/27)
  • AB 144 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 148 Committee on Budget. Public resources. (amended 06/27)
  • AB 153 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 156 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 160 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 162 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content
  • AB 163 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content 
  • AB 164 Committee on Budget. Budget Act of 2021. - no substantive content

The higher education bill that will be considered by Senate Budget and Fiscal Review does not include the language sought by AFSCME and pending in SB 132 (Sec. 67) in Assembly Budget to require the University of California to attest to not contracting out most jobs in buildings that are newly constructed or refurbished. The language is strongly opposed by the building trades and UC.

The Bee's Sophia Bollag looks at why we don't have a complete state budget yet.

California’s fiscal year started more than a week ago, but lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom still don’t have a budget deal.

They’ve enacted placeholder legislation to keep the government running while they hash out the final details, but the delay leaves Californians waiting for details on how money for critical areas including wildfires and infrastructure will be spent.

It’s a different situation than the budget stalemates of past decades, when state government had to cut deals with banks to ensure state workers were paid even as budget negotiations dragged into the fall. But it’s still causing frustration for many closely watching or involved with the process, including Assemblyman Vince Fong of Bakersfield.

The top Republican on the Assembly Budget Committee, Fong said this year’s budget process is more chaotic than any he’s seen in his five years in the Legislature.

That’s in part, Fong says, because the Legislature spent a lot of time early in the year allocating an unexpected windfall of tax revenue for the 2020-21 budget year, which ran from July 2020 through June 2021. Lawmakers worked with Newsom for months to negotiate how to spend the unexpected money on schools, economic stimulus and wildfire prevention.

That work early in the year compressed the traditional process for hashing out the 2021-22 budget, Fong said.

“We have so many outstanding, unresolved issues,” Fong said. “We’re debating wildfire prevention in the middle of wildfire season, we’re debating drought mitigation and water storage in the middle of the drought. Ideally we would be dealing with this months ago.”


  • Vaxx stats: Due to data processing latency, the number of fully and partially vaccinated residents has not been updated. 
    • Californians fully vaccinated: 20,417,009 (60.2% of 12+) - 18th among U.S. states
    • Californians partially vaccinated: 3,186,612 (9.4% of 12+) - 12th among U.S. states
    • Californians with no vaccine: 30.4% (of 12+)
    • Doses on hand: 4,575,114 (78 days of inventory)
    • full data, including demographic breakdown
  • LA: With yesterday's 1,094, Los Angeles County reports the highest number of new cases since March. It wasn't a blip, as Friday posted 1,060. From yesterday's county release yesterday:

    Transmission of COVID-19 in L.A. County is increasing among younger unvaccinated L.A. County residents. Of the 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 reported by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) today, 83% are among people under the age of 50 years old with the highest number of new cases among residents between the ages of 18 and 49 years old with 70% of new cases.

    Because of increased intermingling and summer social activities and the circulation of more variants of concern like the highly transmissible Delta variant, Public Health continues to caution there is increased risk of COVID-19 infection for people who aren’t fully vaccinated.


    To date, Public Health identified 1,256,515 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,538 deaths. There are 336 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 7,100,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 2.4%. Of the eight new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were over the age of 80, two people who passed were between the ages of 65 and 79, one person who passed was between the ages of 50 and 64, and two people who passed were between the ages of 30 and 49.


  •  Recall election key dates:
    • July 16 5pm: Candidate filing deadline
    • July 19: Randomized alphabet drawing for ballot order
    • July 21: Certified list of candidates and ballot order rotation (by county) 
    • July 31: Ballot mailing to military and overseas voters
    • August 5: First pre-election campaign finance statement
    • August 16: Ballot mailing begins to all registered voters
    • September 2: Second pre-election campaign finance statement
    • September 14: Election Day
  • Jenner: For CalMatters, Laurel Rosenhall reports on Caitlyn Jenner's first appearance before the Sacramento press.

    Jenner held her first press conference before the Sacramento press corps, highlighting her decision to intervene in a lawsuit in which Newsom is suing the secretary of state he appointed and asking a judge to allow him to list himself as a Democrat on the recall ballot — even though his attorney missed the deadline for including that information.

    As the Sacramento Superior Court proceeding played out over Zoom, Jenner gathered media at the Hyatt Regency across the street from the state Capitol to make the case that Newsom “absolutely blew it” on his election paperwork. Newsom, meanwhile, surrounded himself with school kids and TV cameras and signed legislation that’s part of the state’s new $123.9 billion education budget. 

    It was a continuation of the dynamic that’s played out the last few months and one that Californians should expect to see more of throughout the summer: Newsom is campaigning against the recall by making his work as governor as obvious as possible to voters up and down the state. Recall candidates are trying to get out their message with odd publicity stunts (like an 8-foot ball of garbage and a 1,000-pound bear), a few serious policy proposals, and attempts, like Jenner’s, to draw attention to the governor’s gaffes.

    Rosenhall offers three takeaways from the presser.

    - She didn't much to say.

    Jenner called the news conference to discuss her decision to intervene in Newsom’s lawsuit over the ballot paperwork. But she talked about that for only about a minute and 20 seconds, and her comments were vague.

    “I want to make sure that (Secretary of State Shirley Weber) does her job and I want to be involved in that process,” Jenner said. “I want transparency. I want people to see what’s happening up here in Sacramento.”

    Then she answered questions from reporters for about 12 minutes, speaking in broad generalities without making a single policy proposal or campaign promise: “People see what’s happening in this state. They see law and order, how it’s going down. Corruption that’s going on. We’re running out of water. I am a big advocate of fire protection, OK?”

    - The real argument was playing out in court.

    The proceedings played out in high legalese, but the implications are plainly political. Ballot designations are one of the surest ways that campaigns have to make a clear and final impression on voters, making them some of the most fiercely fought-over text in California politics.
    Judge James Arguelles, a Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointee, said he would issue his opinion by Monday.

    -Jenner’s candidacy could help Newsom defeat the recall.

    Jenner brings a splash of celebrity to the campaign, which generates more media coverage and makes voters aware that an election is coming up. She said she plans to spend the month leading up to the Sept. 14 election on a bus tour around the state, ensuring news coverage in lots of cities. While that could boost her support, that could also help Newsom excite his base.

    Meanwhile, Carla Marinucci writes for Politico that Jenner insists she's leading the race. 

    Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner said Friday that she's leading all contenders in the Gov. Gavin Newsom recall despite polling and fundraising totals that suggest otherwise, addressing California political reporters in her first campaign press conference.

    Jenner said she plans a statewide bus tour in the month before the Sept. 14 recall and dismissed a major May poll showing that she was fourth among GOP hopefuls with only 6 percent support.

    “Honestly, I'm not concerned about the polling,” she said, dismissing the survey as outdated. “I guarantee you that I am in the lead."

    Jenner said she has no plans to drop out of the race ahead of a filing deadline next week and will provide five years of tax returns as required by California's elections chief under a new law.

    “I have a tremendous advantage, obviously because of name recognition," Jenner said in her first trip to Sacramento some 10 weeks after declaring her candidacy.

EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE: In the Times, Alex Wigglesworth reports on the fast-growing Sugar Fire, part of the Buckwourth Complex of fires and burning in Plumas County.

A wildfire in Northern California more than doubled in size from Friday to Saturday, sending up a massive cloud of smoke and ash that, combined with the dry heat, generated its own lightning and created dangerous weather conditions for firefighters, authorities said.

The Sugar fire, which ignited July 2, had spread to 54,421 acres and was 8% contained as of Saturday morning. The fire, now the state’s largest of the season, was one of two sparked by lightning in the Plumas National Forest that have together been dubbed the Beckwourth Complex fires. The other, the Dotta fire, started June 30 and was 670 acres and 80% contained by early Saturday.

Fueled by a midweek heat wave that exacerbated already hot, dry conditions, the Sugar fire made a huge run Friday, triggering new evacuations for portions of Plumas and Lassen counties, as well as part of Washoe County, Nev. The Washoe County evacuations were lifted Saturday but residents were advised to stay vigilant. About 2,800 people remained under evacuation orders or warnings, officials said.

As of this morning, the Beckwourth complex has burned 83,926 acres and is 8% contained.

FARMWORKERS: Kate Cimini writes for CalMatters that a recent labor law decision by the Supreme Court of the United States could make it more difficult to identify farmworkers who are victims of human trafficking.

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, California is one of the most prominent sites of human trafficking in the U.S. In 2018, of the nearly 11,000 cases reported nationally, more than 1,600 came from California. About 150 of those cases were reports of labor trafficking. 

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on private property rights has human trafficking experts, including former law enforcement officers, advocates, and attorneys, worried that trafficked laborers will now be left without anyone looking out for them. These advocates say union organizers are among the first to recognize signs of labor trafficking. 

In the Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid decision, announced in late June, the Supreme Court decided to uphold private property rights over organizing rights, prohibiting California union organizers from fields and bunkhouses. 

The conservative majority held that the access regulations allowed “physical invasion” of the land without compensation.

Increasingly, many farmworkers are indigenous Mexicans. In many cases, they do not speak, read, or write English or Spanish, and may be unaware of their rights while working in the U.S. That makes them vulnerable to labor abuses or trafficking.

DE FACTO SEGREGATION: For CalMatters, Dan Walters writes up a new study finding that California's metropolitan areas are highly segregated.

Deeply blue California’s top political figures, from the governor downward, portray the state as a model of multicultural integration.

In fact, however, as a new study from UC-Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute reveals, most California metropolitan areas have high levels of racial segregation in housing and it has become more pronounced over the last two decades. Oddly, too, California’s segregation tends to be highest in areas most likely to lean to the left politically.

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area, the study found, is the nation’s sixth most segregated region of 200,000 residents or more. Other California areas with high levels of segregation include San Francisco-Oakland (25th), San Diego (38th), San Jose (45th) and Sacramento (82nd).

Of the 11 California regions on the report’s “high segregation” list, only two, Bakersfield (37th) and Fresno (72nd), hew to the right politically. The San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles area, which also is somewhat conservative politically, is one of only two regions in the nation deemed to be highly integrated, the other being Colorado Springs, which is a Republican bastion.


Although California’s overall population has seen only scant growth over the last decade, whites have continued to decline proportionately while Latino and Asian populations have increased. Thus, as the state’s leading redistricting expert, Paul Mitchell, has written, “it’s more likely than ever that the data will tell (the commission) there are more majority-minority districts that need to be drawn than ever in light of heightened segregation within our cities and counties.”

So on one hand, California officialdom says it wants to lessen segregation in housing, but on the other hand it wants to reinforce racial and ethnic segregation in legislative and congressional districts. That’s California in a nutshell.

POT: The LAT's Jaclyn Cosgrove and Louis Sahagún report that illegal marijuana grows are moving into the Southern California's high desert and bringing cartel violence.

Before his corpse was dumped in a shallow grave 50 miles north of Los Angeles, Mauricio Ismael Gonzalez-Ramirez was held prisoner at one of the hundreds of black-market pot farms that have exploded across California’s high desert in the last several years, authorities say.

He worked in what has become California’s newest illegal marijuana haven: the Mojave Desert. A world away from the lush forest groves of the “Emerald Triangle” of Northern California, this hot, dry, unforgiving climate has attracted more than a thousand marijuana plantations that fill the arid expanse between the Antelope Valley and the Colorado River.

It’s an unprecedented siege that has upended life in the remote desert communities and vast tract developments that overlook Joshua trees and scrub. Authorities say the boom has led to forced labor, violence, water theft and the destruction of fragile desert habitat and wildlife.


Many of these illicit farms are run by criminal organizations, according to federal drug agents, and often rely on the labor of undocumented immigrants like Gonzalez-Ramirez.

Enlisted by growers from his hometown in Mexico, the 26-year-old tended marijuana plants for perhaps as long as a month and a half at a makeshift greenhouse on the outskirts of Lake Los Angeles, where he was held against his will, prosecutors say, by means of “violence, menace, fraud and deceit.”

In February, he was shot in the head with a semiautomatic pistol and buried in a desolate stretch of desert.

After a tip led authorities to unearth Gonzalez-Ramirez’s body a month later, they arrested three undocumented farm operators on suspicion of murder and false imprisonment. The suspects, according to court documents, were said to be “affiliated with the Jalisco cartel.”

PARKING: In the SDUT, Michael Smolens looks at efforts in San Diego and other cities to reduce street parking.

The hotly-disputed removal of parking spaces on 30th Street in North Park to make way for bicycle lanes is part of a nationwide trend of rethinking the need for vehicle parking in an attempt to remake metropolitan areas for the better.

San Diego and many other cities have been reducing and eliminating parking requirements that, for decades, have been mandatory for development of almost every kind. At the same time, they have been replacing existing parking spots and vehicle lanes with more pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, outdoor restaurant seating, bike lanes and, in some cases, housing.

Urban planners and others backing this approach have high expectations for the results: moderating climate change, facilitating lower-cost housing, improving road safety, encouraging healthier lifestyles and increasing social interaction.

Given that the policies to relax parking mandates are still relatively new around the country — really just within the last handful of years — not enough time has gone by to judge how successful they will be in helping to achieve those lofty goals.

To be sure, the notion that less parking will mean all these good things has its skeptics. Just ask business owners along 30th Street and their community patrons.

FIREWORKS: A gray fox that was rescued after being hit by a car after it became disoriented with illegal Fourth of July fireworks died during surgery yesterday to repair fractures, reports the City News Service.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts and eyes blurred with tears, that I have to let you know, the sweet little fox has lost her life during surgery,” said a Facebook post from Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach. “I want to thank the entire veterinary team for their hard work and dedication towards this sweet little soul. Their heroics were above and beyond all expectations.

“The surgery was going well, and the surgeons were only ten minutes to closure, when our little fox suddenly crashed, her temperature dipped too low and her heart stopped. After a long attempt at CPR, Dr Wood called it. I felt like everyone stopped breathing at once from the shock and the utter sadness that swelled within the room.

“Sadly, many wildlife are impacted by our Independence Day celebrations. Too many sad stories to share. But, nevertheless, we will soldier on, staying ready to do whatever we can to help the next victim.”

SacTown, cakeday, and classifieds after the jump...

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SACTOWN: For The Bee, Theresa Clift reports that the City of Sacramento is no longer seeking a restraining order against Skyler Henry, a staff member for Councilmember Katie Valenzuela.

The city of Sacramento is no longer seeking a permanent restraining order against a council member’s staffer.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge George A. Acero issued a tentative ruling in Skyler Henry’s favor Friday.

“... the City has failed to present clear and convincing evidence that there is a ‘reasonable probability’ that Henry is a threat of future physical harm to (City Manager Howard) Chan,” the tentative ruling read.

The city accepted the tentative ruling, said City Attorney Susana Alcala Wood. That means the ruling will stand, and a hearing that was scheduled for Monday regarding the permanent restraining order is canceled, said city spokeswoman Jennifer Singer.

During a March episode of progressive podcast “Voices: River City,” Henry said: “You should be terrified for the rest of your life,” referring to Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s performative “thumbs down” vote against the $15 minimum wage in the coronavirus relief package. “You should never be able to leave your house if that is how you’re going to use your position to govern. And like, to me, the same thing sort of applies with the mayor and the city manager of this city (Sacramento).”

Henry was defending a controversial protest held outside Chan’s home in March. In June, after City Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela hired Henry, Chan said in a declaration to the court that comments Henry made on a podcast placed him and his family in jeopardy.

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Alex Lee and Brian Rivas


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Miller & Olson LLP Seeks Political Reports Specialist

Miller & Olson LLP is seeking a Political Reports Specialist for its downtown Sacramento office. The Specialist position is responsible for administering the books for candidates, political action committees, as well as non-profit organizations. Specifically, the position requires bookkeeping and administering client bank accounts, preparing and filing campaign finance reports and communicating timely financial information to clients. For more information and to apply, click here:


Since some of us at ARA like partial remote working and less office time, we have some additional Office Space for rent.

Stunningly beautiful offices on the 11th Floor of the Meridian at 1415 L St, full of original art work. Beautifully furnished with cherry desks and credenzas.

Floor-to-ceiling widows, great views, access to two conference rooms, including one very large with a panoramic view of the Capitol.

Access to a large kitchen and work room. 1-3 offices could be available. Parking is also available, but additional.

Aaron Read & Associates, call Aaron 916-425-2260

Veloz Seeks Program Director

Veloz plays a unique and important role in the electric vehicle landscape in California. In this expanded position, the Veloz Program Director is part of a passionate and collaborative organization that is changing the conversation about electric vehicles in California and sparking a virtuous cycle of consumer awareness and demand. Reporting to the Executive Director and partnering with the small and mighty Veloz team, the Program Director develops and executes a comprehensive programmatic strategy to raise awareness of Veloz, to deliver high quality and high-value programming to Veloz members and to build a stronger electric vehicle movement in California (and beyond). For more information, read on.

The California Council on Science and Technology

The California Council on Science and Technology works with a range of government, research, and philanthropic partners to provide objective advice on science & tech policy issues and our team is growing! Join us in Sacramento as a Campaign Project Manager (70-105K), Science Officer (50-75K) or Program Assistant (40-60K). Full job descriptions and application instructions located at

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

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 skills in public policy making and implementation. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol:

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

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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