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THE NOONER for April 17, 2014

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  • LAO (April 16): Month-to-Date PIT Withholding, Collections and Refunds: $6.151 billion. (56.6% of budgeted projection)
  • Controller (April 16): Big 3 Revenues: $7.3 billion (55.9% of budgeted projection)

LAO: "Next few days will be very important. Last year, during the rest of the month after April 16, the state booked an additional $7 billion in total net PIT collections. Most of those dollars materialized within a few days of April 16."

California April Income Tax Collections Trail Last Year's [Michael Marois @ Bloomberg] - Of course, 6% down in the month of April would be 9.5% above budget expectations, as April 2013 was destorted by Prop 30's retroactivity.

$$$: The March 31 totals for congressional candidates should all be posted now on the all districts page and on the individual district pages

Here are the candidates with the ten highest cash-on-hand figures as of March 31:

ISSA, DARRELL E $3,146,610
MCCARTHY, KEVIN $2,832,537
NUNES, DEVIN G $2,064,069
SCHIFF, ADAM $2,017,365
KHANNA, ROHIT $1,946,871
DENHAM, JEFF $1,555,392
THOMPSON, MIKE MR. $1,547,496
RUIZ, RAUL DR. $1,516,641
PETERS, SCOTT $1,489,652
CHU, JUDY $1,473,195


CA33 (Coastal Los Angeles): Who is David Kanuth and how did he raise all that money? [Sharon McNary @ SCPR]

PATRIOT, NOT POLITICIAN, NOR APPARENTLY A PEOPLE-PERSON: As we first started seeing on Twitter late yesterday, gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly reportedly fired his Capitol chief of staff Alex Vassar yesterday. Vassar returned to the Capitol to Donnelly's office last August after being recruited away from Board of Equalization member George Runner's office. Vassar, who publishes the compendium of California election history and the political history blog, is a classy, informed guy who deserves a soft landing.

The Bee's David Siders writes "In an email Wednesday, [former campaign manager Jennifer] Kerns said Vassar's firing "represents a continuation of poor judgment" by Donnelly."

ATTN NEEL KASHKARI: If you can broker a deal to keep Sriracha on our shelves with a "Made in California" logo, you might have a chance at this thing.

SUNSHINE DAY: Governor Brown Calls Special Session to Strengthen Rainy Day Fund

CA Fwd releases report on how to build stronger budget reserve

AD16 (Tri-Valley): The independent expenditure for Tim Sbranti is up to $686,000. Sbranti is running against fellow Democrat Steve Glazer, an adviser to Jerry Brown who is challenging labor positions. Dublin teacher and mayor Sbranti was the chair of CTA's Political Involvement Committee until last fall, when he had to step aside to make way for the "independent" expenditure.

Speaking of Glazer, Gary Cohn writes of the "rise of corporate Democrats" in Capital and Main. 

THE IE: CA Teachers Association Weighs For Inland Empire GOP Candidates Glen Miller and Gary Jeandron [Jon Fleischman @ FlashReport]





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