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Gov. Jerry Brown continues stumping today for his tax initiative, Proposition 30, as a new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds that support for it among likely voters has dropped below 50 percent.

The outlook for Molly Munger's rival measure, Proposition 38, is even less bright, as David Siders reported last night.

Dean Bonner of PPIC will give a rundown of the survey results at a luncheon talk today. Lunch will be provided, and there's no charge to attend, but the organization requests advance registration. Click here for more information and to register.

The event runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the CSAC Conference Center, 1020 11th St., second floor, in Sacramento.

DEADLINE: Today is the day that political action committees controlled by state candidates as well as PACs backing or opposing state candidates must file a campaign disclosure statement for the period of Oct. 1-20.

MANAGED CARE: Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, conducts an oversight hearing of the Assembly Health Committee assessing managed care program initiatives at the state Department of Health Care Services. Find it in the Capitol's Room 4202 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

PORTS: Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, heads a hearing of the Select Committee on Ports at the Port of Los Angeles administration building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The topic is port energy.



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