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Gov. Jerry Brown heads out of state today -- barely -- for the 16th annual Lake Tahoe Summit.
This year's summit will also draw Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Nevada Republicans Sen. Dean Heller and Gov. Brian Sandoval. Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki and Rep. Tom McClintock of Elk Grove, both Republicans, are also expected to attend.
The event highlights public-private partnerships. Here's an example: Nevada officials recently issued the first ever commercial permit to allow the Tahoe Lobster Co. to harvest crayfish in Lake Tahoe, as Carlos Alcalá reported in this story. The summit starts at 10 a.m. at Edgewood Tahoe golf resort just over the border in Stateline, Nevada.
At last year's event, Brown used a different S-word than the one he more recently uttered: "We want to build stuff, and we want to plan. If we plan too much we are never going to build anything. And if we build too much we are not going to have very good plans."
Back in Sacramento, both houses of the Legislature are expected to gavel in at noon. Friday is the deadline for fiscal committees to send measures to the floor, and the Senate Appropriations Committee meets at 11 a.m. in Room 4203 to work through Assembly bills. The Appropriations committees in both houses are scheduled to meet Thursday after session adjourns.
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CAKE AND CANDLES: Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Castro Valley, turns 46 today.
PHOTO CREDIT: Tahoe State Recreation Area. Chariton Centers / Sacramento Bee file, 2010.