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California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during the Center for American Progress 10th Anniversary Conference in Washington, DC, October 24, 2013
It's Thursday so it's time for State of Affairs, our weekly look at politics and government in the Golden State with KPCC political reporters Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.
Well, it's not often that a governor calls for a special session of the state legislature, but yesterday Governor Jerry Brown did just that. He's trying to push his proposal to create a rainy day fund, and this time having to work with Republicans.
Senator Leland Yee, who was indicted on corruption and gun running charges, shut down his ballot measure committee. We also take a look at the Sacramento Bee's endorsement of Betty Yee over State Assembly Speaker John Perez for state controller.
Asian American leaders gathered for the big annual dinner for the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment. But there was one topic that wasn't brought up, the fight over affirmative action. We'll look at what's behind that.
Jumping to local politics, we'll look at why Orange County Congressman John Campbell isn't seeking office again and the audit that found the corruption-plagued City of Cudahy is in a state of chaos.