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THE NOONER for May 14, 2013
Happy May Revision Day! The updated budget proposal is expected to be released by Governor Brown at 10:00 a.m. with details posted at www.ebudget.ca.gov. Today is also the special election runoff in Gloria Negrete McLeod's SD32, where it is expected that Norma Torres will be elected easily.
Thank you to my new paid subscribers who have made a U-T San Diego subscription possible.
PROM SEASON: Last night, the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus had its inaugural gala at the Convention Center, where Speaker Perez was given a very large knife. Tomorrow night, the Stonewall Democrats will host its 9th Annual Gala at the Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center (formerly the Raddisson).
Thank you to everyone who contributed to updates to the candidate list run yesterday, which has been updated below the jump and on Around The Capitol's district pages. A few of you wrote about McKeon and Mansoor, which I do cover in the analysis for CD25 and AD74 respectively. And, yes, the "Will Ellen Corbett really run against Eric Swalwell?" is a legit question, one that the DCCC is working hard to be answered with a definitive "no."
And, here's my initial list for probable candidates for the constitutional offices:
Secretary of State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Board of Equalization, District 1
Board of Equalization, District 2
Board of Equalization, District 3
Board of Equalization, District 4
* Kashkari is likely to run for statewide office, but has not settled on which race.
** Some observers speculate that the 72-year-old Lockyer might retire rather than run in 2014.
Paid Nooner subscribers can download a spreadsheet of candidates.
AD01 (Northeast Cal) - Safe Republican
AD02 (North Coast) - Safe Democrat
AD03 (Butte-Tehama-Yuba) - Safe Republican
AD04 (Napa/Yolo/Dixon) - Safe Democrat
AD05 (Foothills) - Safe Republican
AD06 (Roseville) - Safe Republican
AD07 (Sacramento) - Safe Democrat
AD08 (East Sacramento Co.) - Leans Democrat
AD09 (South Sacramento) - Safe Democrat
AD10 (Marin-Petaluma) - Safe Democrat
AD11 (Fairfield-Delta) - Safe Democrat
AD12 (Modesto) - Safe Republican
AD13 (Stockton) - Safe Democrat
AD14 (Concord) - Safe Democrat
AD15 (Berkeley) - Safe Democrat
AD16 (Tri-Valley) - Leans Democrat
AD17 (East SF) - Safe Democrat
AD18 (Oakland) - Safe Democrat
AD19 (West SF) - Safe Democrat
AD20 (Hayward) - Safe Democrat
AD21 (Merced) - Leans Democrat
AD22 (San Mateo) - Safe Democrat
AD23 (Fresno) - Safe Republican
AD24 (Palo Alto-Mountain View) - Safe Democrat
AD25 (Fremont-Sta Clara) - Safe Democrat
AD26 (Tulare) - Safe Republican
AD27 (San Jose) - Safe Democrat
AD28 (Campbell-Saratoga) - Safe Democrat
AD29 (Monterey) - Safe Democrat
AD30 (East Monterey) - Safe Democrat
AD31 (W. Fresno) - Safe Democrat
AD32 (Kings) - Leans Democrat
AD33 (SB High Desert) - Safe Republican
AD34 (Bakersfield) - Safe Republican
AD35 (San Luis Obispo) - Leans Republican
AD36 (Palmdale) - Leans Republican
AD37 (Santa Barbara) - Safe Democrat
AD38 (Santa Clarita) - Safe Republican
AD39 (E. San Fernando) - Safe Democrat
AD40 (Redlands) - Leans Republican
AD41 (Pasadena) - Safe Democrat
AD42 (Yucaipa) - Safe Republican
AD43 (Burbank) - Safe Democrat
AD44 (Ventura Co) - Leans Republican
AD45 (W. San Fernando V) - Safe Democrat
AD46 (Sherman Oaks) - Safe Democrat
AD47 (Rialto) - Safe Democrat
AD48 (West Covina) - Safe Democrat
AD49 (Monterey Park) - Safe Democrat
AD50 (West LA) - Safe Democrat
AD51 (East LA) - Safe Democrat
AD52 (Ontario) - Safe Democrat
AD55 (Yorba Linda) - Safe Republican
AD56 (Imperial County) - Safe Democrat
AD57 (Whittier) - Safe Democrat
AD58 (Downey) - Safe Democrat
AD59 (South LA) - Safe Democrat
AD60 (Corona) - Leans Republican
AD61 (Riverside) - Leans Democrat
AD62 (Inglewood) - Safe Democrat
AD63 (South Gate) - Safe Democrat
AD64 (Carson) - Safe Democrat
AD65 (Fullerton) - Swing
AD66 (Torrance) - Swing
AD67 (Murrieta) - Safe Republican
AD68 (Tustin) - Safe Republican
AD69 (Santa Ana) - Safe Democrat
AD70 (Long Beach) - Safe Democrat
AD71 (East SD Co.) - Safe Republican
AD72 (Seal Beach) - Safe Republican
AD73 (Dana Point) - Safe Republican
AD74 (Irvine) - Safe Republican
AD75 (Escondido) - Safe Republican
AD76 (Carlsbad) - Safe Republican
AD77 (North SD) - Safe Republican
AD78 (Coastal SD) - Safe Democrat
AD79 (East SD) - Safe Democrat
AD80 (South SD) - Safe Democrat
SD02 (North Coast) - Safe Democrat
SD04 (Roseville-Yuba-Tehama) - Safe Republican
SD06 (Sacramento) - Safe Democrat
SD08 (Foothills) - Safe Republican
SD10 (Hywd-Frmnt-Snta Clra) - Safe Democrat
SD12 (Merced) - Leans Democrat
SD14 (Fresno/Bakersfield) - Safe Democrat
SD16 (Kern) - Safe Republican
SD18 (San Fernando V) - Safe Democrat
SD20 (Ontario) - Safe Democrat
SD22 (San Gabriel Valley) - Safe Democrat
SD24 (East LA) - Safe Democrat
SD26 (Coast LA) - Safe Democrat
SD28 (Coachella Valley) - Safe Republican
SD30 (Culver City) - Safe Democrat
SD32 (Whittier) - Safe Democrat
SD34 (Huntington Beach) - Leans Republican
SD36 (Carlsbad) - Safe Republican
SD38 (East San Diego Co.) - Safe Republican
SD40 (S. San Diego) - Safe Democrat
CD01 (Northeast Cal) - Safe Republican
CD02 (North Coast) - Safe Democrat
CD03 (Yolano-Yuba-Lake) - Safe Democrat
CD04 (Foothills) - Safe Republican
CD05 (Napa-Santa Rosa) - Safe Democrat
CD06 (Sacramento) - Safe Democrat
CD07 (E. Sac Co) - Swing
CD08 (SB High Desert) - Safe Republican
CD09 (San Joaquin) - Leans Democrat
CD10 (Stanislaus) - Swing
CD11 (Contra Costa) - Safe Democrat
CD12 (San Francisco) - Safe Democrat
CD13 (Oakland) - Safe Democrat
CD14 (San Mateo) - Safe Democrat
CD15 (Hawyard-Pleas-Liv) - Safe Democrat
CD16 (Merced) - Safe Democrat
CD17 (Milpitas) - Safe Democrat
CD18 (Silicon Valley) - Safe Democrat
CD19 (San Jose) - Safe Democrat
CD20 (Monterey) - Safe Democrat
CD21 (Kings) - Leans Republican
CD22 (Fresno) - Safe Republican
CD23 (Kern) - Safe Republican
CD24 (Santa Barbara) - Swing
CD25 (S. Clarita/Palmdale) - Leans Republican
CD26 (Ventura Co) - Leans Democrat
CD27 (Pasadena) - Safe Democrat
CD28 (Hollywood) - Safe Democrat
CD29 (E. San Fernando V) - Safe Democrat
CD30 (W. San Fernando Vly) - Safe Democrat
CD31 (San Bernardino) - Swing
CD32 (W. Covina) - Safe Democrat
CD33 (LA Coast) - Safe Democrat
CD34 (Downtown LA) - Safe Democrat
CD35 (Ontario) - Safe Democrat
CD36 (Coachella V) - Swing
CD37 (Culver City) - Safe Democrat
CD38 (Whittier) - Safe Democrat
CD39 (Fullerton) - Safe Republican
CD40 (Downey) - Safe Democrat
CD41 (Riverside) - Leans Democrat
CD42 (Corona) - Safe Republican
CD43 (Inglewood) - Safe Democrat
CD44 (Carson) - Safe Democrat
CD45 (Irvine) - Safe Republican
CD46 (Santa Ana) - Safe Democrat
CD47 (Long Beach) - Leans Democrat
CD48 (Huntington Beach) - Safe Republican
CD49 (Carlsbad) - Safe Republican
CD50 (East SD Co.) - Safe Republican
CD51 (S. SD - Imperial) - Safe Democrat
CD52 (SD) - Swing
CD53 (La Mesa) - Safe Democrat
Brown's Revised Budget Has More Money As Revenue Beats Estimate
David Siders @ sacbee.com
With California income tax revenue running about $4.5 billion ahead of expectations through April, Gov. Jerry Brown finds himself today in an unusual position: Releasing a revised budget proposal highlighting better numbers, not worse.
Jerry Brown to propose $1 billion for common core education standards
David Siders @ blogs.sacbee.com
Gov. Jerry Brown today will propose spending $1 billion to implement English, math and other educational standards in California's public schools, part of a revised budget plan he is scheduled to release this morning, a source said.
Jerry Brown: revised budget sees drop in revenue
The revised budget figures show that the state is emerging slowly from the Great Recession - California's spending plan peaked at $103 billion just before the recession hit. The governor has urged lawmakers - some of whom are eager to restore social service programs that were cut in past years - to handle any extra revenue carefully. The general fund is the state's main checking account that pays for most government services, including K-12 public schools and higher education, prisons, health and human services and parks.
Jerry Brown's Budget 'surplus' Could Be Used Entirely For Schools
Anthony York @ latimes.com
Over the first six months of this year, state revenues are about $4.5 billion higher than the governor¿s January projections. But complicated budget formulas could direct nearly all of that money to public schools and community colleges.
Jerry Brown: Public Schools To Get Big Revenue Boost - Sfgate
The governor delivered the news as he unveiled his revised budget, which showed that California will have less tax revenue coming into its coffers in the next fiscal year than was anticipated just four months ago. California currently spends $8,667 per K-12 public school student, ranking near the bottom nationally in per pupil spending. The governor has urged lawmakers - some of whom are eager to restore social service programs that were cut in past years - to handle any extra revenue carefully. The general fund is the state's main checking account that pays for most government services, including K-12 public schools and higher education, prisons, health and human services and parks.
Jerry Brown to lower revenue estimates in budget revision
David Siders @ blogs.sacbee.com
Despite income tax revenue running about $4.5 billion ahead of expectations through April, Gov. Jerry Brown will include relatively low revenue figures in the revised budget he releases this morning, likely dampening expectations for greater program spending, sources said.
May budget revision: For California colleges, governor proposes more money, tuition freezes
Katy Murphy @ mercurynews.com
In his budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown gives the CSU, UC and community colleges more state funding each year through 2016-17, but calls for a tuition freeze.
Nearly 13,000 University Of California Healthcare Workers Threaten Strike
Kenny Goldberg @ kpbs.org
Nearly 13,000 healthcare workers at University of California medical centers are threatening to go on a two-day strike next week. Workers and the UC system are at loggerheads over a new contract. The previous one expired last year.
California Senate Backs Requiring Warrants When Police Want Emails
Patrick McGreevy @ latimes.com
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Monday approved a measure that would require law enforcement officers in California to get a search warrant before they can access the public’s email.
Daughter-in-law of former Sen. Don Perata drowns in pool
Torey Van Oot @ blogs.sacbee.com
The daughter-in-law of former Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata died over the weekend.
Democrats At Odds Over California Budget Surplus
Judy Lin @ dailybulletin.com
California is enjoying a revenue surplus for a change. Gov. Jerry Brown is reaping the benefits of an economic turn-around and higher taxes as he prepares to release his update Tuesday for the coming fiscal year's budget.
GOP Slams Fundraising, Other Efforts To Promote Obama Health Law
Noam N. Levey @ latimes.com
A senator says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' fundraising to help implement the new healthcare law 'may be illegal.' The White House says it's all appropriate.
Immigration Advocates Ask Obama To Suspend Some Deportations
David Nakamura, @ washingtonpost.com
Immigration advocates called on President Obama on Monday to suspend deportations of undocumented workers who would qualify for legal status under a comprehensive immigration bill being debate in the Senate.
California Lawmakers Approve Blank Budget Bills
Chris Megerian and Patrick McGreevy @ latimes.com
One day before Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to release his updated spending plan, Democrats in the Legislature began lining up empty bills to streamline the budget process.
Where To Watch Governor's $4.5 Billion Budget Update | Utsandiego.com
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Why Would Anybody Want To Be L.A. Mayor?
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
The duel between City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel has to be California's most vapid, off-putting political contest. You couldn't slip a toothpick between the two in ideology â two more or less liberal, more or less business-friendly, more or less union-allied politicos.
Pérez Makes Point With Biography Question Asking Marital Status
Melody Gutierrez @ blogs.sacbee.com
Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez said he feels it's important that he not ignore a common question included on biographies for state legislators that asks about marital status. In new handbook directories for the California State Assembly, Pérez said he answered the question so that it reflects the unequal marriage rights afforded to gay and lesbian people.
San Diego Considers Cap On Political Party Donations
Craig Gustafson @ utsandiego.com
The two major political parties have given more than $1.3 million to candidates running for mayor and City Council since a judge overturned San Diegoâs ban on such contributions in 2010. Now council members â three of whom benefitted from the new rules â must decide whether to keep that unlimited spigot of campaign cash flowing or set a limit that backers say is necessary to prevent the appearance of undue influence.
Police investigating death of Don Perata's daughter-in-law
Josh Richman @ mercurynews.com
Catherine Perata, daughter-in-law of former state Senate President Don Perata, was found dead in her Napa swimming pool Saturday morning.
School Funding Will Be Focus, Source Of Contention, Of Brown’s Revised Budget | Edsource Today
Susan Frey @ edsource.org
By Susan Frey
Federal cuts prompt governor to lower California budget projection despite higher tax revenue....
Federal cuts prompt governor to lower California budget projection despite higher tax revenue.
Governor Jerry Brown's revised budget plan offers more money for schools
Josh Richman @ mercurynews.com
Governor Jerry Brown's May budget plan revision reflects a better-than-expected cash flow but also a need to control spending despite the deep cuts made in recent years.
Will John Doerr, Marissa Mayer Back Anti-Climate Change Ads From Zuckerberg Political Group?
Joe Garofoli @ blog.sfgate.com
Now that two more big-name tech CEOs (Teslaâs Elon Musk and Yammerâs David Sacks) have ditched Mark Zuckerbergâs fledgling political lobbying group â FWD.us â after seeing that it wasnât quite what they signed up for, activists are targeting other heavy hitters in the Zuck group who might be offended at what theyâre lending their name to.