DAN WALTERS DAILY: Dan's video appearance today describes the Legislature's short but busy week.
No floor sessions today, but those closely following the California Legislature will be looking for more details about a pension proposal in the works.
Democratic legislators have been crafting legislation on the subject intended to address Gov. Jerry Brown's call for pension reductions. They don't appear to want to implement Brown's own proposal without changes, however, and there's still no sign of a deal.
That's only one of the remaining items on Democratic lawmaker's to-do list before the legislative recess begins on Friday. Legislators are scrambling to move dozens of bills through committee before they leave for summer break.
Pending in the Assembly are measures by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to create a free digital textbook library for the state's college students and a push to curb frivolous lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On Monday, lawmakers moved legislation aimed at providing relief to California homeowners facing foreclosure to Brown's desk.
CAKE & CANDLES: Assemblyman Richard Gordon, D-Menlo Park, turns 64 today. Sen. Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, celebrates his 60th.
Bee Capitol Bureau reporters Torey Van Oot and Kevin Yamamura contributed to this report.