* Several big labor unions have come up with a new IE: California Working Families 2010. That is a quite a mouthful, but so is the coalition. It will have the backing of SEIU, the state building trades, and the firefighters, amongst others.
* The LA County Democratic Party’s ballot measure committee voted unanimously to oppose Prop 16, PG&E’s scheme to buy a monopoly. Considering that PG&E recently gave $175K to the LACDP, there were some uncomfortable moments. But hey, long live Jess Unruh!
* Mercury Insurance Group, who has funded Prop 17, got a tongue lashing from a report out of Steve Poizner’s Department of Insurance. Seems they have been charging too high of rates for quite some time. Some customers will get rebates if they were overcharged.
* Sen. Boxer has a big fundraising lead over her Republican rivals. She has an approximate 8-1 cash on hand advantage for right now.