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 READ IN: Retreating To Philly Edition
Washington Post - 5:08 am
Sign up for Read In today and get all the political news you need delivered right to your inbox every morning! It's fast, easy and free!A1: Today's top stories.-- President Obama will announce a proposal to roll back the budget sequester when he ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, John Kerry, Loretta Lynch, Nancy Pelosi,

   Sen. Feinstein's anti-marijuana stance shows she's too old school for California
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - 5:00 am
It has been suggested -- by a majority of California voters -- that Dianne Feinstein has served long enough in the U.S. Senate.  Some thought  it was time for some new blood;  others thought she is simply too old to keep in touch with one of the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris,

 Clinton looks to build support on left while keeping Wall St. friends
The Hill - 3:00 am
It’s a difficult balancing act for Clinton, who has many ties to the financial world. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Ellen Tauscher,

 GOP Senators Seek to Put Focus Back on VA Scandal
Roll Call - 2:01 am
A group of Republican senators hopes to return attention to accountability issues at the Veterans' Affairs Department that have disappeared from the headlines. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: John McCain,

 Investigators search home of ex-PUC chief Michael Peevey*
AroundTheCapitol.com / The Roundup - 8:45 am

 Local Stories > Will a divided marijuana community jeopardize > California marijuana legalization in 2016 looks anything but certain.
News & Review / Sacramento - 12:03 am
California marijuana legalization in 2016 looks anything but certain after a major January meeting where leading activists showed how divided they remain. The possibility... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Tom Ammiano, Lou Correa, Jim Gonzalez, Kamala Harris, Legislature, Proposition 19, Bill Quirk, Joe Trippi,

 State Reps Bring Home the Water Bacon
Santa Barbara Independent - 12:00 am
Das Williams and Hannah-Beth Jackson secure $2 million for Lake Cachuma pump. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hannah-Beth Jackson, Randall Ward,

   Poll: Californians in a good mood about Jerry Brown, future
San Francisco Chronicle - Jan. 28, 10:42 pm
Weeks into his fourth and final term, Gov. Jerry Brown enjoys record-high approval ratings from Californians who express more optimism about the future than they have in years, according to a new poll. Sixty-one percent of Californians surveyed ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Mark Baldassare, Legislature, Carla Marinucci,

 AM Alert: Kevin de Len shares policy priorities for 2015
Sacramento Bee - Jan. 28, 10:00 pm
State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Len, who has previously identified green jobs and higher education funding as major focuses, will discuss his priorities for the year with the Sacramento Press Club. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: green jobs, Dan Walters,

 Cal State students to get more say in creation and use of 'success fees'
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Jan. 28, 9:45 pm
California State University trustees Wednesday moved to place tighter controls on controversial student fees that have drawn criticism as a backdoor way to raise tuition. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Toni Atkins, Steven Glazer, Legislature, Timothy P. White,

 PPIC poll: Happy times are here again
Contra Costa Times / Politics - Jan. 28, 9:08 pm
Optimism about California's growing economy and healthy state budget has yielded record-high approval ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown, the state Legislature and even President Barack Obama, a new survey shows. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, Barbara Boxer, California Teachers Association, Dianne Feinstein, Thad Kousser, Legislature, Barack Obama, PPIC, Evan Westrup,

 PPIC: Obama, Brown, Immigration Popular in CA
Calbuzz - Jan. 28, 9:00 pm
After the November election, when some partisan and media hysterics were running around like chickens with their heads cut off because the Republicans had picked up seats in Congress – as the out-party always does in the sixth year of a ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, PPIC,

 Poll: High approval for Gov. Jerry Brown, support for budget
Sacramento Bee - Jan. 28, 9:00 pm
Californians are more optimistic than they have been in years, which is translating into high job approval ratings for Gov. Jerry Brown and bipartisan support for his budget plan to pay down debt, according to a new statewide poll released ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare,

 High marks for Jerry Brown in new poll
Los Angeles Times / Editorial - Jan. 28, 9:00 pm
California voters are happier than ever with Gov. Jerry Brown and less concerned about the state budget than they have been in years, according to a new poll released Wednesday night. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, Legislature, PPIC,

 Organizers cancel crime victims rally over security concerns
Associated Press - Jan. 28, 8:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- An annual crime victims rally that has drawn law enforcement, governors and other dignitaries to the state Capitol has been canceled this year over worries about rising anti-police sentiment.... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Evan Westrup,

 What's ahead for state health benefits
Sacramento Bee - Jan. 28, 8:11 pm
Jerry Brown wants to cut the state’s cost for employee and retiree health coverage, but there’s more at work than simple math. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Arnold Schwarzenegger, SEIU,

 Agents search Michael Peevey's home in PG&E judge-shopping case
San Francisco Chronicle - Jan. 28, 7:42 pm
State investigators seized computers and other items from the homes of former California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey and an ousted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. executive at the heart of the judge-shopping controversy that ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Paul Clanon, Kamala Harris, Jerry Hill, Carol Liu, Michael Peevey,

 Most who enrolled through Covered California last year stayed with health carriers
Inland Daily Bulletin - Jan. 28, 7:27 pm
Of the more than 1 million people who signed up for health care plans through Covered California last year, 92 percent were eligible for enrollment and most of them stayed with their insurance carrier, according to preliminary figures released ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Charles Bacchi, Peter Lee,

 Dems launch retreat vowing to boost middle class incomes
The Hill - Jan. 28, 6:03 pm
Leaders praised recent economic gains, but said the benefits eluded many Americans. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Joe Biden, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi,

 Covered California renewal rate tops 90%
Los Angeles Times / Business - Jan. 28, 5:53 pm
California officials say more than 90% of Obamacare customers renewed their policy for 2015, but the state still faces an uphill climb to reach its goal of 1.7 million enrolled before next month's sign-up deadline. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Charles Bacchi, Peter Lee,

 San Diego Council Members Ask Mayor To Prove Neighborhoods Is Focus In Budget
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - Jan. 28, 5:50 pm
Budget season has arrived in San Diego. The City Council kicked off the six-month-long process Wednesday with a call for an investment in neighborhoods south of Interstate 8. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: David Alvarez, Marti Emerald,

 The Kochs Ride Again
The Politico - Jan. 28, 5:32 pm
It was interesting while it lasted, but the 2016 election is now officially 'bought.' »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lawrence Lessig, Nancy Pelosi,

 NEW: Assisted suicide back from the dead
CalWatchdog - Jan. 28, 5:02 pm
Physician-assisted suicide has returned to California’s political agenda. After years off the table, the issue gained new life in the wake of Brittany Maynard’s high-profile decision to end her life. Maynard, 29, an assisted-suicide ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Legislature, Lois Wolk,

 Loretta Lynch's Mission to Convince Congress She's Not Eric Holder Is Working. So Far.
National Journal - Jan. 28, 5:00 pm
After one day of hearings, the potential attorney general is winning over some Republicans. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Loretta Lynch,

 In the Loop: Loretta Lynch knows her name " and it's not Holder
Washington Post - Jan. 28, 4:37 pm
Memories of Eric Holder loomed over Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing as Republicans reminded the nominee for attorney general over and over that one of her most appealing qualities is that she’s not him.Read full article >> »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, John Kerry, Loretta Lynch, Adam Schiff,

 Keystone foes to dog Obama in Philly
The Politico - Jan. 28, 4:28 pm
A local chapter of a climate activist group has organized a rally during Obama's speech. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barack Obama, renewable energy,

 Vouchers, measles, public employees, Common Core, mosquitoes, etc.
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - Jan. 28, 4:01 pm
Vouchers aren’t the answer … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Gloria Romero, sick leave,

 Joe Mathews: Declare an election emergency in L.A., then experiment
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - Jan. 28, 4:00 pm
Los Angeles would be the perfect laboratory to test multiple ways to boost voter turnout. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dean Logan, Alex Padilla,

 Yet again, mental health funding act gets slammed
Sacramento Bee / Opinion - Jan. 28, 4:00 pm
California has spent a huge sum to care for severely mentally ill people in the past decade, more than any other state. Voters deserve a proper accounting of how that $13.2 billion has been spent. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Little Hoover Commission, Darrell Steinberg,

 If 2-vote edge holds, O.C. supervisors will have Asian American majority
Los Angeles Times / California - Jan. 28, 3:53 pm
A Vietnamese American politican who has never held higher office is clinging to a two-vote lead over a former state senator in a bid to win a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Lou Correa, Neal Kelley,

 Mark Geragos wants to know: Who leaked Calderon affidavit?
Sacramento Bee - Jan. 28, 3:52 pm
Former Sen. Ron Calderon’s attorney says he’s still pursuing a case against the federal government to find out who leaked the FBI file that was published by Al Jazeera America. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Ron Calderon, Tom Calderon,

 Too Soon To Say Whether Community Choice Aggregation Will Come To San Diego
KPBS San Diego public broadcasting / News radio (MP3) podcast - Jan. 28, 3:30 pm
During a KPBS Midday Edition interview Wednesday, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reaffirmed his 100 percent renewable goal but was non-committal about whether the city should use community choice aggregation to get there. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Kevin Faulconer, Todd Gloria,

 Exide battery plant cited for hazardous waste violations
Los Angeles Times / Environment - Jan. 28, 3:19 pm
Exide Technologies is in trouble again with state environmental regulators who on Wednesday cited the Vernon battery recycler for eight hazardous-waste violations. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: DTSC,

 Barbara Boxer praises BART's plan to ban e-cigs
Bay Area News Group - East Bay / Political Blotter weblog - Jan. 28, 2:33 pm
U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer is thanking BART for its plan to ban use of e-cigarettes on trains and in stations. “Research has raised major concerns about secondhand exposure to e-cigarette vapor,” Boxer, D-Calif., wrote in a letter sent Wednesday to ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Mark Leno,

 Local Democrats Beware! Ringer Enters 2016 43rd Assembly Race!*
The Burbank Blog - Jan. 28, 8:51 pm
24 year old Andrew Blumenfeld (no relation to good Democrat Bob Blumenfield) has apparently entered the 2016 race to succeed Assemblymember Mike Gatto here in the fightin' 43rd District.His priorities? Few were identified in the article, but it did ... »Read  »E-mail story

 How Chuck Schumer Undercut Loretta Lynch as He Endorsed Her for Attorney General
National Journal - Jan. 28, 1:35 pm
The senator's 'looks can be deceiving' line was meant to be innocuous. But its casual use exposes real problems about the way women are sometimes evaluated. »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Loretta Lynch,

 Poll: California Voters Back Extending Prop 30 Taxes, Key Change To Prop 13
Capitol Public Radio - Jan. 28, 1:00 pm
A new poll shows Californians are open to extending the sales and income tax increases voters approved in 2012. They’re also open to making a change to the state’s popular property tax law. Gov. Jerry Brown has been clear that the ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Proposition 13, Prop 13, Legislature,

 Poll: California Legislature's approval rating up, Jerry Brown at record high
Sacramento Bee - Jan. 28, 1:00 pm
Gov. Jerry Brown’s job approval rating is at a record high, and Californians are in such good spirits that even the Legislature and President Barack Obama’s ratings are rebounding, according to a new poll. … Click to Continue »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Mark Baldassare, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Legislature, Barack Obama,

 House Democrats retake the House? It's a long shot, but they're getting ready to try.
Washington Post - Jan. 28, 11:54 am
President Obama’s popularity is on the rebound and the Democrats’ race to replace him seems orderly and sane compared with the chaotic contest already dividing the GOP. Even in the minority, Senate Democrats still have enough leverage to slow, ... »Read  »E-mail story

In this article: Karen Bass, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats,

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