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ZUMA_San Onofre Nuclear Plant.JPGVIDEO: Dan Walters says there's a reason Texas Gov. Rick Perry keeps goading California: It helps his re-election prospects in his home state.

Here's another sign that the 2014 election cycle has already begun. Secretary of State Debra Bowen has cleared the signature collection phase of a proposed initiative to require stricter review for the troubled Diablo Canyon and San Onofre nuclear power plants.

This isn't the first time sponsor Ben Davis Jr. has taken aim at California's nuclear power plants, but he has been unable to replicate his success in helping to shut down the Rancho Seco nuclear plant near Sacramento in 1989. Davis couldn't get enough signatures to qualify his current effort for the November 2012 ballot.

Sen. Kevin de León , D-Los Angeles, continues to push for some of the money from Proposition 39 to go towards school modernization grants. The latest effort is a new website promoting de León's bill to create the grant program.

Gov. Rick Perry leaves Texas on Sunday to begin his attempt at poaching California millionaires, his office said Thursday. He plans to visit San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and Silicon Valley.

According to the Dallas Morning News, public-private partnership TexasOne is paying for the trip. TexasOne also paid for the $24,000 radio ad buy, The Bee's David Siders reported in this post.

Happy birthday in advance to Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, who will turn 44 on Saturday.

PHOTO CREDIT: A view from the San Diego county side of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, March 23, 2012. Ana Venegas/ The Orange County Register/


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