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The Nooner for September 26th

 

DISTRICT UPDATES

  • AD06 (Roseville): added small business owner Jacalyn Smith (D) 

Happy Tuesday to you! Who would have thought the top political story was about whether or not all NFL players were standing for the anthem. I love this country and always rise and take off my cap. But, the bedrock of our country is the Constitution. I was fortunate to learn Con Law from the late Gary Goodpaster, who I also was a research assistant to. I wish I could hear that suave voice on this issue now.  

GOV: The LAT's Seema Mehta looks at how former labor organizer and gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa's support from labor has changed

Villaraigosa is the most prominent Democrat in California to challenge the teachers unions, a fight that he has continued since leaving the mayor’s office in 2013. Since then, he notably sided with students in a lawsuit that argued that their state constitutional rights were violated by state laws regulating teacher layoffs, firings and tenure. The lawsuit initially triumphed but was later overturned.

THE DIGITS: Lobbyist Chris Micheli of Aprea and Micheli has the latest numbers on the governor's bill actions:

SIGNED:  288
VETOED:  14
TOTAL BILLS:  302

Veto rate: 4.6%

Governor Brown has acted on 302 measures so far. He announced action on 21 bills this afternoon; so he has abou . . .

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