In today's video report, Dan Walters details the $9.1 billion in tax revenue -- billion with a B -- that California is hoping to take in this month. Will that money come in?
Gov. Jerry Brown takes to the airwaves this morning, appearing on KGO Newstalk 810's "The Ronn Owens Program," starting at 9 a.m. Click here to listen live. You'll find information about Owens and his program at this link.
Members of the California Federation of Teachers will also be in the Bay Area, meeting in San Jose today through Sunday at its 70th annual convention. The agenda includes campaign strategy for the union's compromise ballot tax measure with the governor.
Back in Sacramento, the Legislative Analyst's Office is releasing a report examining budget reductions to the state's judicial branch as well as Brown's proposals for more cuts. That report will be available online at the LAO's website starting at 3 p.m.
Down in the south state, the legislative conference committee on public employee pensions looks at pension reform, the County Employees' Retirement Law of 1937, and statewide policies on pension benefits for elected officials. (Legislators first elected after November 1990 don't get pension benefits.)
Legislative Republicans have called for the committee to vote on Brown's pension reform proposals, which Republicans have put word for word into two measures, as Jon Ortiz reported earlier this week over at sister blog The State Worker.
That hearing runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Chaffey College Community Center, 5890 College Park Avenue, Room 101, in Chino. It will be streamed live online at this link.
An Assembly select committee, meanwhile, heads to Fresno City Council Chambers for a hearing from 1 to 4 p.m. on health and success for boys and men of color.
CAKE AND CANDLES: Assemblyman David Valadao, R-Hanford, turns 35 on Saturday.
MEMORIAL: The Sacramento Bee is inviting fans of the late cartoonist Rex Babin to join family, friends and colleagues for a celebration of his life. The free public event is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Constitutional Wall Courtyard between the California Museum and the secretary of state's office at 1020 O St. The event includes a silent auction of several of his cartoons, as well as a multimedia display. Proceeds will go to a scholarship fund set up for Rex and Kathleen Babin's 10-year-old son, Sebastian. Click here for more information.