The Brief Reign of Governor Tom

It won’t last long, but Tom Torlakson‘s brief term as Acting Governor next week will be one for the record books. As mentioned in a previous article, in the late 1950s, the State Assembly’s Subcommittee on Impact of Enemy Attack extended the Governor’s line of succession from just the Lieutenant Governor and Senate President Pro Tempore to […]

Behold! The 2016 California’s Legislature has Arrived!

There is exciting news this week in the world of California legislative publications that you can get for free (admittedly, as a resident, this world isn’t that large)… the arrival of the 2016 edition of California’s Legislature from the Assembly Chief Clerk’s office. The core of the book is the hundreds of pages of in-depth information […]

A Title Lost: California’s Legislative Historian

Associate Governmental Program Analyst. Agricultural Technician III. Data Processing Manager. Most job titles in California State Government are formulaic series of words that, while useful in understanding the duties of the position, are so wickedly unimaginative that you have to wonder if they were created by a committee. Yes, in fact, they were. But sometimes, […]