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    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, shown here in 2011, will address California’s beleaguered Republican Party at its spring convention in March.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    State Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, urged lawmakers to reject the confirmation of Gov. Jerry Brown's selection of Jeffrey Beard to head the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, in Sacramento, Thursday, July 11, 2013. The Senate approved Beard's confirmation on a 23-6 vote.

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  • WORKFORCE WATCH

    California shed 5.5 percent of the state government workforce during Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, new state pay data show. An average 218,360 employees received a monthly paycheck last year, down from 2011’s monthly average of 231,000. Experts attribute the trend to more retirements and less hiring during tight budget years.

    – Jon Ortiz

The Buzz: Condoleezza Rice works the GOP circuit

Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 - 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 - 12:16 am

Condoleezza Rice is in demand.

The former secretary of state is scheduled as the keynote speaker at two upcoming events, including the California Republican Party’s spring convention March 15 in Burlingame. The speech comes as GOP Chairman Jim Brulte works to revive the state party and begin chipping away at the Democrats’ dominance.

“Secretary Rice is one of our most respected and popular leaders in our country, and her personal story is a powerful example of strength, intelligence and dignity,” Brulte said in the announcement. “This is a terrific opportunity for our party members to spend time with a true pioneer of foreign policy, and we’re honored to have her join us.”

Rice, who teaches at Stanford University, received praise from inside the party for the speech she gave at the Republican National Convention in 2012. She is expected to be a key voice for the party on economic inequality as the midterm elections approach.

The National Republican Congressional Committee last week also chose Rice as its keynote speaker at the committee’s annual fundraising dinner in March.

– Christopher Cadelago


WORKFORCE WATCH

California shed 5.5 percent of the state government workforce during Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration, new state pay data show. An average 218,360 employees received a monthly paycheck last year, down from 2011’s monthly average of 231,000. Experts attribute the trend to more retirements and less hiring during tight budget years.

– Jon Ortiz


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“Declaring a drought is only the first step. ... Increased water storage will provide for a more consistent source of water for farmers and residential use during the dry years.”

STATE SEN. JIM NIELSEN, R-Gerber



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