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Delay in committee assignments has some members, staff on edge

John Boisa has spent the last five years working in the Assembly, four as a
consultant for the Assembly Human Services Committee. He has 16 years
experience as a social worker, and has been a good soldier when it comes to
walking precincts for Democratic campaigns. Last year, he spent time walking
for both Nicole Parra and Cathleen Galgiani.

But now, Boisa is looking for a job.

That job search has been complicated by the fact that no committee
assignments have been handed out in either the Senate or the Assembly.
Usually such appointments are announced before the new year, but in the
Capitol halls, members and staff–both employed and former staff members now
looking for Capitol jobs–are still waiting for word from the leaders of
their houses.

“Once I figure out who’s going to be on what committee, I’ll be able to
focus my search,” Boisa said. “Until that happens, I just have to cast a
wider net.”

In the Assembly, a spokesman for Speaker Fabian N


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