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California Inauguration Day

Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, partake in hot dogs supplied by the Orange County Employees Union for their 2011 People's Inauguration Party.
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Today is Inauguration Day for California’s state-wide Constitutional Officers. The most significant, the inauguration of Governor Jerry Brown to an unprecedented fourth term as Governor. Governor Brown will be inaugurated in the State Capitol. Outside, after the inauguration, workers from Orange County will hold the second “People’s Inauguration” celebration.

California Republicans Retreat

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The Sacramento Bee published this story recently that highlighted the plight of Republicans in California.  The main point — the GOP is bleeding registered voters and California is turning bluer by the minute.  San Francisco has lost nearly a third of its registered Republicans in the last decade meaning the city of Brea has more…

Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown Keynotes 17th Annual Truman Dinner in Irvine - Photo: Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register (click Image for more photos)

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange

Gov. Brown and Sen. Steinberg Reverse Course to Restore Public Records Act

State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, left, and Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, right, with Gov. Jerry Brown during a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) (Rich Pedroncelli)

After two days of public outcry Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker John A. Perez announced that the Senate will take up the revised Senate Bill 71, which removes changes to the California Public Records Act, passed by the Assembly. The passage of the changes to the PRA had generated a firestorm of criticism from open government advocates and media outlets up and down the state.

LA Times: Yes on 30, No on 38

It’s newspaper endorsement season and the competing ballot measures that most benefit schools have been reviewed by the editorial board at the LA Times.  In this morning’s editions, the paper comes out for Prop 30 backed by Governor Jerry Brown and no to Prop 38 backed by Molly Munger. Expect the John and Ken crowd…