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Michael Rubio

Former State Senator Michael Rubio (Senate.ca.gov)

CA Senator’s Departure For Chevron Job Is Major Blow To Dem Agenda

State Senator Michael Rubio (D-Bakersfield) has resigned to join Chevron, leaving the push for environmental reforms in the lurch.

02/25/2013

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Surprise Resignation Costs Dems State Senate Supermajority

A Democratic state senator from the Central Valley has resigned unexpectedly, dropping Democrats below the two-thirds threshold they need to pass tax changes or override vetoes.

02/22/2013