Our weekly podcast on all things California politics revolves around one simple narrative this week: is everyone in place for the policy and political debates that are coming?
It's a question worth asking in the race for the U.S. Senate, the discussion over more help for California's low-income workers, and in the conversations now beginning over new ways to fix the Golden State's aging transportation infrastructure.
I'm joined by KQED's Marisa Lagos and Anthony York of the Grizzly Bear Project. We also offer our quick look at some of the not-so-big-news items from the week, including a bit of the state Capitol's dirty laundry that's getting aired in public.
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