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 […]

Advice for Fellows (2016 Edition)

The Capital Fellows Program, jointly operated by the California State University’s Center for California Studies and the three branches of state government, is an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. I recently asked a number of former Fellows for […]