Election officials are still tallying the results of the 2 million or so ballots remaining to be counted, but the Capitol is already abuzz with activity.
Gov.-elect Jerry Brown made his post-election debut under the dome, meeting with legislative leaders and reporters yesterday. Brown is expected to meet with more lawmakers in Oakland today.
New Assembly members elected Tuesday also made the trip to the Capitol for caucus meetings, one of which sparked a changing of the guard: Tulare Assemblywoman Connie Conway was selected to replace Martin Garrick as Assembly Republican leader.
Back to those uncounted ballots: Absentee and provisional votes have left some races still in flux.
In the attorney general's race, Democrat Kamala Harris was holding on to a 12,595-vote lead over Republican Steve Cooley late last night. Close contests in the 11th and 20th congressional districts also hang in the balance.
County election officials have a Dec. 3 deadline to deliver final results to the secretary of state's office.
CHILD-CARE CUTS: An Alameda superior court judge is expected to decide today on a lawsuit over cuts to a CalWORKS child-care assistance program. The cuts, slated to take effect last Monday, were put on hold due to the lawsuit, which targets their implementation by the state Department of Education.