It's not even 2016, and yet it's starting to feel like someone will soon shout, "Let's get ready to rumble!"
Welcome to some pre-election skirmishing.
This week's California Politics Podcast tackles the jockeying for which initiative will try to lay claim as the rightful heir to 2012's Proposition 30 and its tax hike on those who earn the most. We also discuss a brewing Democratic showdown between a sitting state senator and the Assembly speaker.
And the one group who, surprisingly, doesn't seem to be fighting? California Republicans, for a change.