In case you missed it:
A bill introduced this week would let churches off the hook on performing same-sex marriages.
San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier has withdrawn her bid for insurance commissioner.
The Legislative Analyst recommended that the Legislature move forward with the governor's proposal to cut state worker pay.
Texting a donation to Haiti could count as a 2009 tax deduction under a bill that passed the Assembly today.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has put President Barack Obama's recent remarks on repeat to send a message to legislative Democrats.
California voters give Congress a thumbs down on handling of health care reform and overall job performance.
Check out the spread for Capitol Alert's annual budget pool.
The Senate Rules Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for "guv lite" nominee GOP Sen. Abel Maldonado.
Assemblyman Tom Torlakson is recovering from heart surgery.
Check out cartoonist Rex Babin's take on the recent SCOTUS ruling allowing unlimited federal campaign contributions for corporations and unions.
A for-profit university that has lobbied against more stringent postsecondary education regulations chipped in a chunk of cash to pay for Schwarzenegger's aides to travel to Copenhagen.
In tomorrow's Bee:
Mike Doyle and E.J. Schultz have the specifics on California's piece of the federal high-speed rail funding.
Obama is set to deliver his annual State of the Union address tonight. Rob Hotakainen gets California lawmakers' reactions in Washington.
Do Californians think the state's diversity is an advantage or a challenge? Kevin Yamamura reports on the results from the latest Field Poll.
The State Worker columnist Jon Ortiz has the story of a $7 million clerical error.
Ortiz also has more on the LAO's recommendation on the proposal to cut state pay.
The Assembly approved a bill today that would make it illegal for bystanders to a rape or sexual assault to not come forward and report the crime, reports Jim Sanders.
Laurel Rosenhall has details on the CSU trustees' new plan to increase graduation rates and close achievement gaps between racial groups at campuses across the state.
The Bee's editorial board asks, "Does anyone feel safer because Alcohol Beverage Control Department agents busted the Super Bowl betting pool at the Valley Hi Country Club in Elk Grove?"
The editorial board also weighs in on Obama's speech.