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THE NOONER for May 29, 2012

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First and foremost, a belated "thank you" to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and their families who have shared the pain in defense of our beloved country. 

STUPID TWEET DU JOUR: @MettaWorldPeace [former King and now Laker Ron Artest]- "Hey , it's not Labor Day.. Enough.. I partied like three rockstars yesterday.... Woke so twisted I thought I was labor day..Mistake.move on" [original tweet wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day has been deleted]

LONE STAR: I spent the Memorial Day weekend in Texas, which has its primary elections today. All I can say is thank goodness we don't have partisan judicial elections here. 

ABSENTEE BALLOT REPORTS by Political Data Inc. and Redistricting Partners

It's the final stretch to next Tuesday's primary election, but that doesn't mean it's all fun and games in the State Capitol. This is "house of origin" deadline week, meaning bills need to clear their first house by Friday to stay alive.

While the houses will be busy with floor sessions, don't expect a great deal of work on the state budget--even with the constitutional deadline sixteen days away and lots of work to be done. The sprint will begin after June 5, after the fate of some lawmakers will be known and when others will emerge with safe November races an be more willing to cast the tough cut votes. Of course, I'm only talking Democrats here, as the budget is now mostly a one-party affair.

MONEY MATTERS

ICYMI: If you were enjoying your long weekend, you may have missed by (double) e-mails announcing that the pre-primary financial reports are posted on Around The Capitol. I've since updated the page to include some missing committees and also list all candidates for each race, even if they haven't had any electronic filings.

Look at these expenditures through 5/19:

AD46 Expenditures Through May 19
Johnson For Assembly 2012, Brian C. $367,092
Nazarian For Assembly 2012 $211,490
Lachman For Assembly 2012 $196,673
Healey For Assembly 2012 $114,632

Oh, and did I mention that there has been $1,613,264 in independent expenditures in AD46?

Here's how it breaks down:

BRIAN JOHNSON SUPPORT $1,157,955
BRIAN JOHNSON OPPOSE $403,021
ADRIN NAZARIAN SUPPORT $37,030
ADRIN NAZARIAN OPPOSE $10,336
LAURETTE HEALEY OPPOSE $2,461
ANDREW LACHMAN OPPOSE $2,461

bIg monEy: John Myers looks at the ~$8.5m in state independent expenditures this cycle.

DEPT OF CORRECTIONS: Progressive Kick IE reported on Friday was to "oppose" to Scott Peters. Today's is a second report in opposition.

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Federal Independent Expenditures

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Expenditure Amount Received Date Report Date
House Majority PAC Linda Parks (Oppose) Direct Mail $21,931 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
icPurple, Inc. Linda Parks (Support) Media Buy $21,250 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
National Association of Realtors Gary Miller (Support) Polling/Consulting $8,263 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Progressive Kick Scott Peters (Oppose) Ad Design $1,000 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Restoring our Community Pete Aguilar (Support) Ad Design $2,875 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Spirit of Democracy America Paul Cook (Support) Literature/Mailings $17,676 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Democratic State Central Committee of California - Federal Brian Bilbray (Oppose) Website Design/Development $1,400 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Democratic State Central Committee of California - Federal Gary Miller (Oppose) Website Design/Development $1,400 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Democratic State Central Committee of California - Federal Mary Bono Mack (Oppose) Website Design/Development $1,400 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Democratic State Central Committee of California - Federal Jeff Denham (Oppose) Website Design/Development $1,400 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Democratic State Central Committee of California - Federal Dan Lungren (Oppose) Website Design/Development $1,400 05/24/2012 05/25/2012

 

State Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Adrin Nazarian (Support) $18,515 05/26/2012 05/28/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Raul Bocanegra (Oppose) $11,859 05/25/2012 05/28/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Raul Bocanegra (Oppose) $11,859 05/26/2012 05/28/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Adrin Nazarian (Support) $18,515 05/25/2012 05/28/2012
Allen And Oppose Levine For State Assembly In 2012 Sponsored By Labor Organizations, Working Families Against Low Wage Jobs A Committee To Support Marc Levine (Oppose) $7,178 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
Allen And Oppose Levine For State Assembly In 2012 Sponsored By Labor Organizations, Working Families Against Low Wage Jobs A Committee To Support Michael Allen (Support) $7,178 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
California Senior Advocates League Pac Hanna Beth Jackson (Oppose) $15,054 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
California Taxpayers Advocate Beth Gaines (Support) $16,408 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Brian Johnson (Oppose) $17,959 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Greg Kraft (Support) $13,305 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
Los Angeles County Democratic Party-issues And Advocacy Committee Raul Bocanegra (Support) $7,812 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
Northstate Farm And Business Pac, Sponsored By The California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee Rick Bosetti (Support) $12,942 05/26/2012 05/27/2012
American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees - Ca People (afscme Ca People) Independent Expenditure Committee Shirley Weber (i) (Support) $10,000 05/26/2012 05/26/2012
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Susan Eggman (Support) $17,182 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Brian Johnson (Oppose) $181,973 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Providers, Realtors, School Employees And Construction Trades Organizations Jimmy Gomez (Support) $14,063 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Providers, Realtors, School Employees And Construction Trades Organizations Brian Maienschein (Support) $18,043 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Rudy Ramirez (Support) $18,325 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Susan Eggman (Support) $19,165 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Defending The Republic Pac Barbara Ortega (Oppose) $12,168 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Health Care, Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Political Action Committee Dr. Jennifer Ong (Support) $19,803 05/26/2012 05/26/2012
Los Angeles County Democratic Party-issues And Advocacy Committee Danette Meyers (Support) $1,382 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Roth For Senate 2012-sponsored By Nurses, School Employees, Health Care Givers And Public Employees, Californians For Accountability - Support Steve Clute (Oppose) $32,202 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Tehama County Republican Central Committee Bob Williams (Support) $12,762 05/25/2012 05/26/2012
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Raul Bocanegra (Support) $32,148 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Alliance To Get California Working Political Action Committee Jim Frazier (Support) $21,927 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Alliance To Get California Working Political Action Committee Jim Frazier (Support) $44,278 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Alliance To Get California Working Political Action Committee Sergio Sanchez (Support) $2,800 05/30/2012 05/25/2012
American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees - Ca People (afscme Ca People) Independent Expenditure Committee Patricia Hernandez (i) (Support) $15,609 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Steve Clute (Support) $44,121 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Ricardo Benitez (Support) $9,083 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Richard Roth (Oppose) $2,850 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Ricardo Benitez (Support) $9,083 05/26/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Professionals, Employers And Small Business Richard Alarcon (Oppose) $33,668 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. Joel Young (Oppose) $19,063 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. Rudy Ramirez (Oppose) $5,000 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys And Conservationists. Joel Young (Oppose) $4,000 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brian C. Johnson (Support) $18,825 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brian C. Johnson (Support) $1,033 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Adam Gray (Support) $18,625 05/28/2012 05/25/2012
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Rudy Bermudez (Oppose) $44,487 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California League Of Conservation Voters Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Calderon (Oppose) $10,376 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California League Of Conservation Voters Independent Expenditure Committee Cristina Garcia (Support) $11,000 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Professional Firefighters Ie Pac Bill Jahn (Support) $16,556 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Professional Firefighters Ie Pac Jason Hodge (Support) $21,431 05/18/2012 05/25/2012
California Professional Firefighters Ie Pac Jason Hodge (Support) $19,242 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Betsy Butler (Support) $346 05/23/2012 05/25/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Michael Allen (Support) $11,583 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Betsy Butler (Support) $7,708 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Bob Wieckowski (Support) $1,500 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (cslea) Independent Expenditure Committee (iec) Richard Roth (Support) $4,396 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Brian Johnson (Oppose) $17,986 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Tribal Business Alliance Ie Pac Thomas Rico Oller (Support) $16,086 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
California Tribal Business Alliance Ie Pac Rudy Bermudez (Oppose) $21,521 05/26/2012 05/25/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Greg Kraft (Support) $13,305 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Leslie Daigle (Support) $20,781 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Californians For Fiscal Accountability Sponsored By Dentists, School Employees, Health Care Providers, Correctional Officers And Construction Trades Organizations Allan Mansoor (Oppose) $20,781 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Luis Marquez (Oppose) $16,251 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Raul Bocanegra (Support) $18,626 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Calderon (Support) $24,283 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Defending The Republic Pac Barbara Ortega (Oppose) $24,336 05/23/2012 05/25/2012
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Health Care, Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Political Action Committee Dr. Jennifer Ong (Support) $9,000 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Gay And Lesbian Victory Fund Luis Lopez (Support) $16,774 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Golden California Committee, Sponsored By The California State Council Of Service Employees International Union Bill Jahn (Support) $4,525 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Golden California Committee, Sponsored By The California State Council Of Service Employees International Union Tim Donnelly (Oppose) $4,525 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Gene Gantt (Support) $0 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Rob Bonta (Support) $10,600 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Govern For California, Supporting Brian Johnson For Assembly 2012 Adrin Nazarian (Oppose) $2,461 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Govern For California, Supporting Brian Johnson For Assembly 2012 Brian Johnson (Support) $12,305 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Govern For California, Supporting Brian Johnson For Assembly 2012 Brian Johnson (Support) $1,969 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Govern For California, Supporting Brian Johnson For Assembly 2012 Laurette Healey (Oppose) $2,461 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Govern For California, Supporting Brian Johnson For Assembly 2012 Adrin Nazarian (Oppose) $7,875 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Govern For California, Supporting Brian Johnson For Assembly 2012 Andrew Lachman (Oppose) $2,461 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Rod Wright (Support) $11,918 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Marty Block (Oppose) $11,973 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Jeff Miller (Support) $6,326 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Richard Alarcon (Oppose) $2,374 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Raul Bocanegra (Support) $8,994 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac George Plescia (Support) $37,592 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Fran Pavley (Oppose) $6,578 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Steve Clute (Support) $6,326 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Independent Voter Pac Todd Zink (Support) $21,619 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Raul Bocanegra (Support) $17,782 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Tom Daly (Oppose) $31,546 05/23/2012 05/25/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Tom Daly (Support) $21,321 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Tom Daly (Support) $21,630 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Johnson For Assembly 2012, A Valley Alliance To Prepare Our Children For Tomorrow's Workforce. A Coalition Of Valley Parents, Educators & Business Leaders. Sponsored By Edvoice Ie Cmte.; Vote Brian Brian Johnson (Support) $19,688 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Orange County Young Democrats Julio Perez (Support) $1,518 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Roth For Senate 2012-sponsored By Nurses, School Employees, Health Care Givers And Public Employees, Californians For Accountability - Support Richard D. Roth (Support) $152 05/22/2012 05/25/2012
Roth For Senate 2012-sponsored By Nurses, School Employees, Health Care Givers And Public Employees, Californians For Accountability - Support Richard D. Roth (Support) $125 05/23/2012 05/25/2012
Roth For Senate 2012-sponsored By Nurses, School Employees, Health Care Givers And Public Employees, Californians For Accountability - Support Richard D. Roth (Support) $967 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Roth For Senate 2012-sponsored By Nurses, School Employees, Health Care Givers And Public Employees, Californians For Accountability - Support Richard D. Roth (Support) $325 05/21/2012 05/25/2012
Roth For State Senate 2012, Fund For A Working Majority To Support General Richard Richard D. Roth (Support) $15,200 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Beth Gaines (Support) $38,496 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Beth Gaines (Support) $21,858 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Spirit Of Democracy California Leslie Daigle (Support) $29,406 05/25/2012 05/25/2012
Vote Matters Joe Coto (Support) $16,306 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Vote Matters Imposes Additional Tax On Cigarettes For Cancer Re (Support) $1,510 05/24/2012 05/25/2012
Vote Matters Joe Coto (Support) $100 05/21/2012 05/25/2012

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Kids' Access To Health Care A Concern Under Brown's Budget
californiawatch.org
Low-income children in rural California communities are in jeopardy of losing their doctors and health care plans under Gov. Jerry Brown's budget proposal, state lawmakers, doctors and health advocates say.

Candidates For 29th Senate District And 55th Assembly District To Head To General Election
Maritza Velazquez @
dailybulletin.com
Four candidates in two state races are cruising past the June 5 primaries and straight into the general election in November.

Most Tobacco Money California Collects Doesn't Go To Prevent Or Stop Smoking, Study Says
Jon Ortiz @
sacbee.com
With California voters poised to vote next week on a tobacco tax hike, a new federal study concludes that the state has used relatively little of the billions of dollars in tobacco money it already takes in to prevent kids from smoking or to help smokers quit.

GASB Pension Rules: Sticker Shock Less Likely
Ed Mendel @
calpensions.com
New public pension accounting rules scheduled to be issued next month, once expected by some to reveal massive hidden debt, now seem less likely to trigger a shake-up and are even getting applause from pension officials.

California Schools Rev Up Bond Drives
Diana Lambert @
sacbee.com
Year after year of state budget cuts have pushed school districts throughout California – and several locally – to ask voters to approve new revenue streams in the form of bond measures for building repairs and new technology.

CSU Spends $2m On Presidential Home Renovations In Past Decade
Erica Perez @
californiawatch.org
California State University campuses have in the last 10 years spent more than $2 million renovating eight university-owned presidential residences - rehabbing kitchens, expanding garages and even hiring interior designers, according to figures provided by the university.

College System Braces For Cuts
Matt Krupnick @
santacruzsentinel.com
The drain of education dollars from the state's community colleges has raised the specter of campus closures or receiverships, a state college budget officer says.

Riverside County: Charges Fly In Judicial Contests
RICHARD K. De ATLEY @
pe.com
The down-ballot judicial races in Riverside County are among the harshest campaigns in the June 5 primary election, with charges flying from both sides.

Napolitano, Gonzalez And Miller Vying In New 32nd Congressional District
sgvtribune.com
When the redistricting commission finished drawing the new 32nd Congressional District, it appeared as if it was drawn for a Latino and a Democrat.

Mitt Romney's High-end Fundraiser Riles Critics
Carla Marinucci @
sfgate.com
With Democrats portraying Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire and "vulture capitalist" from his years at Bain Capital, the GOP presidential candidate may be handing opponents some ammunition when he holds a...

College Summer School In California Largely A Thing Of The Past
Carla Rivera @
latimes.com
Community college students are especially hard hit as many campuses virtually eliminate summer classes because of budget cuts, affecting the students' plans.

Primary Won't Alter 3 South Bay Assembly Races
Local @
dailybreeze.com
In two of the South Bay's four Assembly districts, there won't be any fireworks until after the June 5 primary election. And in another, there won't even be a spark.

Jerry Brown Fondly Recalls Family Visits To Palm Springs
Hank Plante @
mydesert.com
Of all the visitors who come to Palm Springs, few probably have as vivid a memory of their first time here as the state's No. 1 public official, Gov. Jerry Brown.

Amazon May Request Tax Sharing Deal With San Bernardino
Andrew Edwards @
sbsun.com
City officials are not yet formally negotiating a sales-tax agreement with Amazon as the Internet retailer prepares to open a distribution center here, but the company has broached the subject of tax concessions.

How Ravel Can Give The FPPC 21st Century Bite « Calbuzz
calbuzz.com
With the backdrop of the Kinde Durkee scandal making clear the need for greater oversight of politics in California, Ravel said the time is right to revamp the policies, practices and procedures of the FPPC.

National Parks Brace For Cuts But Not Closures
Claire Veyriras @
sfgate.com
Visitors to California's national parks may notice more trash on the trails, longer lines at service booths and fewer rangers this summer as the pinch of the federal government's budget problems grows increasingly...

Obama Struggles With Campaign Theme
Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes @
thehill.com
President Obama’s campaign has yet to find a clear 2012 reelection slogan that carries the heft of 2008’s “Change You Can Believe In,” raising worries among his supporters — and hopes among Republicans — that he is having trouble articulating a concise case for a second term.

Three judicial races on June 5 ballot
utsandiego.com
Three seats on the San Diego Superior Court are up for election this year and have attracted seven candidates from public law offices and private practice.

Elizabeth Warren Is Not A Dumb Blonde
Debra J. Saunders @
sfgate.com
It's hard to figure who looks the worse in this story - Elizabeth Warren or Harvard Law School's affirmative action policies. Warren is the former Harvard law professor whom President Obama pegged to set up the Consumer...

The June Ballot: Lots Of Reform, How Much Change? | California Progress Report
Author @
californiaprogressreport.com


Medicare Fight Hits House, Senate Races
Josh Lederman @
thehill.com
The battle over Social Security and Medicare has been resurrected in House and Senate races across the country, with candidates and their allies stretching the truth as they squabble with opponents about who would inflict the most damage on the nation's seniors.

Loan Forgiveness Program To Recruit Doctors Has Few Takers
Jennifer Gollan @
baycitizen.org
When the taxpayer-funded Peninsula Health Care District established a loan program to attract new physicians in 2003, officials promoted it as a way to address doctor shortages in parts of San Mateo County.

Union-sponsored students win in international competition
Hannah Madans @
blogs.sacbee.com
Winners from the Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair, an event sponsored by state scientists and state engineers unions, took top awards at the week-long Intel International Science & Engineering Fair. The international competition was held in Pittsburgh, Penn. Around 1,500 students from 70 countries competed.

New High School Academy Teaches Oakland Teens About Land Use And Community Health -- With Their Neighborhood As A Classroom.
contracostatimes.com
A new sustainable urban design academy on Oaklands Castlemont high school campus aims to get students to take stock of their surroundings -- empty lots and liquor stores, as well as thriving businesses, green spaces and transit hubs.

Schilling wrong to blame woes on state, says Rhode Island governor
mercurynews.com
Rhode Island's governor says his comments about the financial health of Curt Schilling's video gaming company didn't hurt the firm and disputes that the state reneged on a deal for tax credits