The State is too far gone for it to matter, especially because we’ve got Jerry Brown as governor, but it is worth noting that there’s been a slight, ever-so-slight, downgrade in Democrat power here in California:
The sudden resignation Friday of a state senator from Kern County robs Democrats of the supermajority that could have raised taxes without Republican votes, but could also slow efforts to scale back one of California’s landmark environmental protection laws.
Sen. Michael Rubio, D-Shafter, announced that he is taking a job as manager of California government affairs for the Chevron Corp., saying he is tired of the political life and wants to spend more time with his wife and two young daughters, the younger of whom was born with Down syndrome.
I wish Sen. Rubio much happiness with his family, since he’s certainly right that they are very important. I also note that it’s somewhat interesting that he’s leaving Democrat politics to work as a lobbyist for Big Oil.
And that’s all I have to say. Your comments, of course, will be welcome.