January 21 Open Thread


*  Former Senators Martha Escutia and Joe Dunn are teaming up with a leader of Sacramento’s good ol’ boy old-school consulting class, Richie Ross, to form another lobbying firm. Just what we need!

*  The Fresno Bee’s blog takes a look at the Republican race to replace Mike Villines.

*  The California Supreme Court invalidated a law that attempted to limit amounts of medical marijuana.

*  26 legislators were fined for not disclosing gifts they received while in office.  The legislators were of both parties, and included some heavyweights.