Years blur in Sacramento.
Every year, the governor makes a State of the State speech. Every year, the Legislature fights with the governor about something related to the budget. Every year, one or two silly bills garner far more attention than they deserve.
It’s the same old, same old. Except this year, it’s not. This was a year of historic elections and searing scandals. Here’s the top events in state politics – from a San Diego perspective – of 2014.
San Diego’s First Assembly Speaker
When Toni Atkins was elected Assembly speaker in March, she made headlines as the first lesbian to lead the Legislature’s lower house. But it was another first that mattered most to constituents in San Diego: She’s the first San Diegan to hold the top spot in the Assembly.