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Interview with Josh Newman

This week we welcome Senator Josh Newman. Newman represents Senate District 29. We discuss environmental protection, alternative fuel, elections, the democratic process, and more.

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Interview with Heath Flora

Interview with Heath Flora

This week we welcome Assemblymember Heath Flora. Flora represents Assembly District 12. We discuss rising gas prices, combating wildfires, the problem solvers, elections and more. (01:57) High California gas prices (14:32) Combating wildfires (18:39) California water...

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Interview with Scott Wiener

Interview with Scott Wiener

This week we welcome Senator Scott Wiener. Wiener represents Senate District 11. We discuss affordable housing, public safety, transportation, legalizing psychedelics and more. (01:15) Strong year for housing (07:01) San Francisco COVID rebound (14:02) Transportation...

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Interview with David Bowman

Interview with David Bowman

This week we welcome Principal Clerk II/Reading Clerk, David Bowman. We discuss the importance of preparation, mentorship, term limits, how he got started in the Capitol and more. (07:11) Preparing for floor session (12:08) Becoming Reading Clerk (25:38) Term limits...

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Jarhett Blonien

Jarhett Blonien

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Jarhett Blonien is a seasoned California attorney with years of experience working in various levels of state government. The breadth and depth of his experience – both in the capitol and in the courtroom – give him a unique perspective to the inner-workings of California government.

Blonien has spent his career mastering the legislative process, forming relationships with key players and learning how to creatively implement successful strategies amidst a constantly evolving political landscape.