Newsome Ruffles Feathers With “Caretaker” Comment

Gavin Newsom’s comments about appointing a black woman as a “caretaker” to the U.S. Senate, if Feinstein is unable to complete her term, didn’t go over so well with Congresswoman Barbara Lee.  Read Here


Fast-Food Reaches Deal to Not Reach the Ballot

Looks like one less ballot measure will be on the 2024 November ballot with the fast-food industry and labor reaching a deal that would bring workers wages to $20 an hour and create a new council to oversee future raises.  Read Here


Times Up!
Midnight marked the deadline for this legislative session in Sacramento.  And with that comes the deadline to get bills to the Governor for his signature (or not).  POLITICO put together a quick peek at the bills they’re watching and the upshot of each.  Read Here  


Meanwhile, checkout CalMatter’s piece that looks at the bills the Legislature is trying to kill or weaken in the final push!  Read Here


“Bring it On, Alex”

The former L.A. County Sheriff who lost his reelection in November is planning to run against L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn in the March 2024 primary.  Villanueva, who only served as Sheriff for one term and was nicknamed the “Donald Trump of L.A. County”, stated in his announcement that the County Supervisors have failed miserably in their responsibilities to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the county.  Supervisor Hahn responded with an eblast to supporters entitled “Bring it On, Alex”.  Read Here


Elected Officials: You’re Free To Go Where You’re Probably Already Going

The California law banning publicly funded travel to 26 states due to having laws in place that discriminate based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression, has been lifted.  Elected officials may now officially travel…to states that they may have already been traveling to.  Read Here

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