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Monday
Apr232012

MORNING MEMOS: Editorial support, AB 1500 and 1501, college tuition relief, middle-class students; report, analysis, AT&T political heft in Sacramento; analysis, growth of "No party preference" registration in California, importance of these voters in upcoming elections.... 

***Various items this morning from across the spectrum of politics and/or public policy....

* Los Angeles Times (editorial):  "A college bargain for Californians" - "Speaker Perez wants to close a tax loophole and provide tuition relief. It's flawed but worth supporting."

* Los Angeles Times:  "AT&T wields enormous power in Sacramento" - "No other single corporation has spent more trying to influence legislators in recent years. It dispenses millions in political donations and has an army of lobbyists. Bills it opposes are usually defeated."

* Sacramento Bee:  "'No party preference' is new political flavor in California"