While most of us were busy following the fallout from the firing of the FBI director, Governor Jerry Brown put out a revised state budget that's a little more generous than his first draft. Call it cautiously optimistic.
That's just one of the topics covered in today's State of Affairs.
- "President" Kamala Harris? Does our junior Senator have her eye on the White House?
- Battleground California? The state plays a starring role in the Democratic plan for 2018
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, professor of public policy at USC
Carla Marinucci, senior editor for Politico's California playbook