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In case you missed it:

University of California President Janet Napolitano evaluated Jerry Brown's budget.

Darrell Steinberg sounded a little tentative about the Delta tunnels.

Tom McClintock appears to be drawing a challenger.

Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to ban the "affluenza" defense.

Dan Walters critiqued the Assembly and Senate websites.

From The State Worker:

A reader poll assessed how easy it is for sick state workers to take time off.

New Capitol Alert Insider Edition app:

Have you downloaded the new app yet? It's free this week so you can check it out. The new version:

  • Works on both your iPhone and iPad with a single subscription.
  • Offers faster access to our bills-to-watch guide and legislative directory, along with new district maps.
  • Includes a new section on legislative committees.
  • Lets Insider Edition app subscribers comment and share with one another.
  • Includes all the previous Insider features, including early access to Field Polls and Bee editorials on state topics and a curated Capitol Twitter feed. Easily email chiefs of staff, schedulers and legislative directors from within the app.

You can find it under Capitol Alert in the app store. An Android version is coming soon.

In tomorrow's Bee:

State and federal officials assured Capitol Hill lawmakers Wednesday that California's $68 billion high-speed rail system would move forward. Curtis Tate has the story.

Are state scientists underpaid? Jon Ortiz addresses the issue in The State Worker.


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