California Lawmaker Now Available

Now available on is California Lawmaker by Alex Vassar, editor of the One Voter Project. Alex has spent years studying the California’s Legislature and is quoted regularly by journalists around the state. California’s Legislature and the people who have served in it have an amazingly rich history. Some have held positions of national importance like Secretary of […]

Rod Wright Resignation Letter

The Senate Journal from September 17th contained Senator Rod Wright‘s resignation letter (which went into effect on September 22nd). September 15, 2014 Dear Mr. Schmidt: Effective September 22, 2014, I hereby resign from the California State Senate. Sincerely, RODERICK D. WRIGHT Some thoughts about Wright’s letter; Wright was the first since Senator John J. Benoit in […]

The Hollingsworth Succession Bill

Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the chaptering of SB 1530 (Hollingsworth), which added the offices of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Insurance Commissioner, and the Chair of the Board of Equalization to the Governor’s line of succession. Through the hard work of three Senate Fellows and an Executive Fellow, this bill added three constitutional officers […]