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THE NOONER for October 4, 2012

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FAMILY MATTERS: In California, the Mungers haunt Jerry Brown [Dan Levine and Peter Henderson @ Reuters]

$$$: While Molly Munger adds $3 million to her Prop. 38 account, half-bro Charles Munger, Jr. gives $9.9m to the Small Business Action Committee, which is expected to be used against Prop. 30 and for Prop. 32.

PROP30: The governor's tax measure campaign released five ads that began running yesterday. Kevin Yamamura is not convinced with the truthiness, nor is Wyatt Buchanan.

CD24: Records back IRS decision on Maldonado [Jonathan S. Landay @ McClatchy]

CD41: 41st district candidates spar over jobs [Imran Ghori @ PE]

SORRY, BILL: UC Riverside chancellor Timothy White named chancellor of the California State University. Hurray for community college alums (White attended Diablo Valley College).

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS: The DCCC supports, not opposes, Julia Brownley.

ENDORSEMENTS - today's updates: SacBee endorses Prop. 36; OCR endorses Prop. 32, OCR position fixed on Prop. 39; added Daily News and Press-Enterprise.

 

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SacBee   N N N Y  N Y N   Y Y
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Federal Independent Expenditure Reports
Independent SpenderCandidatePurposeAmountDate
Service Employees International Union Dan Lungren (Oppose) Canvass, Bird-dogging & Rallies $30,591.32 10/01/12
Service Employees International Union Dan Lungren (Oppose) Canvass, Bird-dogging & Rallies $6,118.26 10/01/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Newspaper ad (2) $877.50 10/02/12
America Shining Ed Royce (Oppose) Direct Mail $28,792.30 10/02/12
National Association of Realtors PAC Gary Miller (Support) Consulting Services $100.00 10/03/12
National Association of Realtors PAC Gary Miller (Support) TV Ad Costs $480,000.00 10/03/12
Jobs Opportunity and Freedom PAC Brian Bilbray (Support) Voter Survey $11,500.00 10/03/12

 

State Independent Expenditure Reports
Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Raul Bocanegra (Support) $39,987 10/03/2012 10/03/2012
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) No On Propositon 32 (Oppose) $600 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Yes On Proposition 40 (Support) $600 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Yes On Proposition 30 (Support) $600 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) No On Propositon 31 (Oppose) $600 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Richard Alarcon (Oppose) $39,987 10/03/2012 10/03/2012
California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, Issues Account Political Contributions By Payroll Deduction. Con (Oppose) $22,694 09/30/2012 10/03/2012
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Candidate Richard Bloom (Support) $51,413 10/03/2012 10/03/2012
Chau For Assembly 2012, Independent Doctors For A Better Future To Support Ed Ed Chau (Support) $564 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Richard Alarcon (Oppose) $24,416 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
Ibew 332 Issues Account (sponsored By International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 332) Political Contributions By Payroll Deductions (Oppose) $3,070 10/03/2012 10/03/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Jimmy Gomez (Support) $2,908 09/30/2012 10/03/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $3,308 08/17/2012 10/03/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $6,074 09/28/2012 10/03/2012
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Issues And Initiatives Committee To Support Prop. 28 Pol Contribs By Payroll Ded. Contribs To Candidate (Oppose) $7,325 10/02/2012 10/03/2012
Truck Unit Pac Sponsored By The California Trucking Association Todd Zink (Support) $21,563 10/02/2012 10/03/2012

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
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David Siders @
blogs.sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign to raise taxes went up this morning with its first television ad, painting the initiative as an effort to protect school funding from "Sacramento politicians" - without once mentioning the tax increase or the fact it is a Sacramento politician proposing it.

League Of Women Voters Stars In New Prop. 32 Ad
latimesblogs.latimes.com
Labor unions working to defeat Proposition 32 have tapped a good-government group to star in their latest ad. Helen Hutchison, of the League of Women Voters of California, looks into the camera and details why her nonpartisan group opposes the...

Ad Watch: Prop. 30 ad misleads on spending new tax money
Kevin Yamamura @
sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown's campaign for Proposition 30, which raises taxes to avoid school cuts and bolster the state budget, launched its first round of television ads Wednesday. Brown is counting on Proposition 30 to generate an estimated $8.5 billion in the current budget cycle and $6 billion annually thereafter. Following is the text of one ad that aired Wednesday in the Sacramento market and an analysis by Kevin Yamamura of The Bee Capitol Bureau.

CSU Names Head Of UC Riverside As New Chancellor
Laurel Rosenhall @
blogs.sacbee.com
California State University trustees have picked a leader from the state's other public university system to replace outgoing chancellor Charles Reed.

Prop. 30 Compounds State's Bad Tax Policy, But We Need It Anyway
George Skelton @
latimes.com
There are plenty of good reasons to vote no, and one compelling reason to vote yes: the students

Brown's TV ads for tax initiative mislead voters
JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
Gov. Jerry Brown began airing five new television commercials for his November tax proposal Wednesday, some of which misstate how the billions of dollars Proposition 30 would raise through higher sales and income taxes could be spent.

Charles Munger Doubles Down To Defeat Prop. 30, Support Prop. 32
Jon Ortiz @
blogs.sacbee.com
Charles Munger Jr. has given another $9.9 million to a committee with a dual mission: defeat Gov. Jerry Brown's tax measure, Proposition 30, and support a measure that is anathema to unions, Proposition 32.

UC Riverside Chancellor Named Csu's New Leader - Sfgate
sfgate.com
"Tim has experienced firsthand the powerful impact of higher education, and has the leadership qualities to guide the system through these fiscally challenging times," said CSU Trustee Bill Hauck, in a statement. White will earn the same salary as Reed - $421,500 annually plus a $30,000 supplement from CSU Foundation sources, as well as the standard benefits package for CSU employees.

Fact Check: On education, gains difficult to demonstrate
Howard Blume @
latimes.com
On education, President Obama correctly noted that his ideas for reform have been drawn from ideas championed by Democrats and Republicans, an overlap that also has drawn criticism in some quarters from allies of the president such as teacher unions.

Election 101: SD school board debates, ballot forums
utsandiego.com
Education-minded voters, it's time to do your homework. With Election Day less than two months away, debates and forums are filling up the calendar for local school board races and ballot measures aiming to generate revenue for public education.

Charles Munger Gives $10 Million For Prop. 32, Against Prop. 30
Jon Ortiz @
blogs.sacbee.com
Republican activist Charles Munger Jr. has given more than $10 million to an independent committee supporting Proposition 32's campaign finance provisions and opposing Proposition 30's tax increase, according to a new state filing.

The Caucus: On Health Care, Two Visions With Their Own Set of Facts
MICHAEL COOPER, ABBY GOODNOUGH and ROBERT PEAR @
thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com
On health care, Mitt Romney and President Obama sometimes seemed to inhabit parallel universes at their debate on Wednesday night - with separate sets of assumptions, beliefs and even facts - it was on the question of health care, and government's role in providing it.

Brown campaign for tax hike gets off to slow start
JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
Gov. Jerry Brown has called the campaign for his November tax-increase initiative the top priority of his current term in office, but it might be hard to tell.

Fact Check: 'Obamacare' hasn't yet reduced health insurance costs
Noam N. Levey @
latimes.com
President Obama reiterated a claim that his healthcare law will reduce costs, a promise he made when he started pushing for an overhaul as a candidate four years ago.

California State University names UC Riverside leader as new chancellor of 23-campus system....
The Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
California State University names UC Riverside leader as new chancellor of 23-campus system.

AM Alert: Barbara Boxer talks up hot-button issue of Medicare
Micaela Massimino @
blogs.sacbee.com
With health care much on the minds of California voters, Sen. Barbara Boxer will be talking up President Barack Obama's efforts to strengthen Medicare while talking down the House Republicans' proposal to convert it into a voucher program in which beneficiaries shop around for coverage. Boxer's presser starts at 1:30 p.m. at the San Francisco Senior Center on Beach Street.

Federal agents make healthcare fraud arrests in L.A., nationwide
Richard A. Serrano @
latimes.com
WASHINGTON — A federal healthcare strike force has charged 91 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals in a nationwide sweep in connection with fraudulently billing the government nearly $430 million. Those charged included a group in Los Angeles that ferried patients for ambulance rides that were never medically necessary.

Online Registration Boosts Voter Rolls Sharply, Officials Say
Jean Merl @
latimesblogs.latimes.com
A record 150,000 new voters were added to Los Angeles County rolls, officials said Monday. Officials attribute much of the gains to the state's new online voter registration system.

Press Sees Through Misleading Prop 30 Ads :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
It is pretty evident that Proposition 30 was created with one specific feature to sell the measure to voters, using deception. And when the ads promoting Prop 30 were released yesterday, the press was not fooled.

Debate Analysis: Where Was Barack Obama?
calbuzz.com
If Mitt Romney gets a bump out of Wednesday night’s debate, it’ll be because President Obama let him sail through 90 minutes with no mention of General Motors, choice, the 47%, union rights, dumping patients in the emergency room, the phony $716 million cut in Medicare, privatizing Social Security, Paul Ryan’s budget, Bain — you name it.

Check Point: A Closer Look at What the Presidential Candidates Said in the Debate
nytimes.com
A number of misleading statements were made on subjects like the federal deficits, taxes, Medicare and health care.