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Looks like the health care plan is already having some repercussions in the Third House. Barry Broad, the Teamsters and HERE lobbyist and vocal critic of Speaker Fabian Núñez and his health care proposal, has lost some clients who are backing the health care plan. Both the AARP and SEIU have reported dropping Broad’s firm from their lists of lobbyists. We’ll see what other fallout there is. A tiny office for Leland Yee comes to mind. … Everyone loves a snow day, especially when your boss is encouraging you to go. The big bus out in front of the Capitol on Thursday was loaded up with staffers from the Speaker’s Office of Member Services who were dispatched to Reno to do some legwork for the speaker’s presidential choice, Hillary Clinton. Clinton won the vote count in Nevada, while Illinois Sen. Barack Obama received one more delegate than Clinton in the state. … And there’s been some more shuffling in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Cabinet. In the wake of the departure of communications chief Adam Mendelsohn, Mendelsohn’s chief deputy, Elizabeth Ashford, is moving up to become the chief deputy to Cabinet Secretary Dan Dunmoyer. Jeff Barker, a veteran of the Schwarzenegger re-election effort and the Rudy Giuliani campaign, has come back to the Horseshoe to fill Ashford’s old shoes.

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