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Editor's note: a previous version of this post incorrectly spelled Mr. Khan's name. It is Khan, not Kahn.

VIDEO: Dan warns that massive unfunded liabilities for future retirees undermine Gov. Jerry Brown's case that California is in good fiscal shape.

Senate Democrats will be gathering for a policy retreat at the Stanford Mansion today (the Republicans convened last week at Fox & Goose). Democrats will be mapping strategy for the year ahead, and Capitol Alert has learned that online education guru Sal Khan will be speaking.

Kahn's presence underscores the serious attention online education has been getting, including from Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, as a way to educate more students for less. The University of California regents have lent their support to the idea as Brown pushes the university system to find ways to lower costs.

While Democrats are hearing about the schools of the future, Brown will be touting the transportation of the future. The governor will be on hand to mark the United Parcel Service launching a new fleet of electric delivery vehicles. The event starts at 11:00 a.m. at the UPS Distribution Center in West Sacramento, at 1380 Shore Street.

Capitol Alert's Jim Sanders has heard rumblings about a push to oust Assembly Minority Leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, and replace her with someone who might have a better shot at leading Assembly Republicans out of the wilderness. It looks like Republicans won't be holding a vote today, but there's still a caucus meeting at noon.

The Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee is holding a hearing on California's economic outlook, starting at 9:00 a.m. in room 437 of the State Capitol.

The California Assisted Living Association has brought Megan Hackard Geremia on board to serve as the organization's new associate director of public policy. Geremia had worked in the state Senate before moving on to a gig with Aprea & Michelli, Inc.



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