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The Nooner for September 28th

 

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Happy Humpday! The cooling trend in SacTown starts today, with a high of 92. By Friday, the high is forecasted to be only 79. Brrrr... 

There is not much in the way of political and policy news today. I think reporters are still hungover from Monday night's debate. Aren't we all.

PROP 58: Bilingual education measure has broad support from California voters [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - "A new Field/IGS Poll of likely voters found 69 percent support Proposition 58, which would reverse a mandate to teach English learners in English-only classes, and make it easier for schools to start bilingual programs, while just 14 percent are opposed. The broad support crosses party and racial lines." 

[polling memo]

PROP 55: Would Proposition 55 increase California’s losses to other states? [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "The temporary [tax] hike did not cause a noticeable outward flow, despite some anecdotal accounts. But Jerry Nickelsburg, who studies California’s economy for UCLA’s Anderson Forecast, suggests in a new report that making the nation’s highest marginal income tax rates at least semi-permanent could trigger flight."

PROP 66: Critics doubt California has enough lawyers for death penalty speed-up [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - "With cases taking two decades or more to wind their way through th . . .

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