March 18 Open Thread


*  Steve Poizner apparently decided that he had better credentials than Insurance Commish for his ballot designation. He went with the oh-so-descriptive “businessman.”

*  Apparently one debate was sufficient for Whitman. She declined a second debate with Poizner.

*  Chris Kelly dumped another $2 million into his campaign. Money can’t buy you love, but it buys lots of TV time.

*  Sen. Oropeza’s bill to ban smoking in state parks and beaches was defeated in the Assembly.

* John Wildermuth examines the argument before the FPPC concerning Gavin Newsom’s “double-dipping.”

* Speaker Perez named his leadership team and committee chairs. He included two Republicans as committee chairs for the local government and veterans committees.