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THE NOONER for May 12, 2014

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Happy Monday. Toni Atkins takes over as Speaker today, becoming the first from San Diego and the third woman. It is also Women's Empowerment Day at the Capitol, sponsored by the nonpartisan California Women Lead.

Tomorrow, the May Revision to the January proposed state budget is scheduled to be released in Sacramento "around" 9am, followed by events in Los Angeles and San Diego. (Remember when media outlets had Sacramento bureaus and we didn't have to fly around the gubernatorial team?)

The revised budget, which will be buoyed by around $4 billion in additional revenues (spread over two years), comes on the heels of a deal between the governor and legislative leaders on a revised "Rainy Day" measure for the November ballot. 

SB 1101So, which incumbent legislator will be willing to file the federal lawsuit to challenge the limitations on fundraising by officeholders during certain periods of the legislative session? There are clearly First Amendment implications when you allow a challenger candidate to fundraise while prohibiting an incumbent from doing so. And, while the argument is that it is to deter corruption, the provisions of the bill allowing an incumbent to raise money for a local or statewide office during the blackout periods contradict the corruption argument.

Don't get me wrong...while I believe the bill is plainly unconstitutional, it is a good public relations move for Senate Democrats amidst the challenging year they have had, and a good bill for Alex Padilla to carry while running for Secretary of State. The bill is up in Senate Appropriations today.

GOV: Neel Kashkari doubles down with a second $500,000 infusion to his campaign.

GOV: Race to define state GOP [Dan Morain @ SacBee]

CA17 (Milpitas): Ro Khanna should replace Mike Honda in Congress [MercNews Editorial] - Ro Khanna "is ready for the Congress of tomorrow, while [Mike] Honda is a politician of the past."

CA52 (San Diego): California Republican Appears to Plagiarize to Make Case Against Opponent [Shane Goldmacher @ NJ] - "Carl DeMaio claims he has done investigative work, but his database looks just like National Journal's, right down to the color scheme."

SD28 (Coachella): Outsiders bankroll Coachella Valley state races [Erica Felci @ Desert Sun] - "Much of the independent expenditure spending has, so far, focused on former Assemblywoman Bonnie Garcia and Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, the two Republicans who have led the fundraising efforts in the 28th State Senate race."

AD10 (Marin-Petaluma): Assemblyman Levine battling host of contenders after serving first term [Richard Halstead @ Marin IJ]

AD17 (East SF): Chiu's the choice in AD 17 - "[W]hile the Bay Area Reporter exists to serve the LGBT community and its interests, that doesn't mean we will always recommend the gay candidate in a race. This is one of those times, as we urge readers to vote for David Chiu for Assembly."

GOOD READS: CFT Political Director Ken Burt pens an essay entitled "Pat Brown and the Emergence of Latinos in California Politics"

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Rocky Chavez and Lois Wolk!

 

 

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Bakersfield Californian Jerry Brown, Neel Kashkari   Dan Schnur   Ashley Swearingin, Betty Yee      
LA Daily News                
LA Times     Pete Peterson   Ashley Swearengin   Dave Jones Marshall Tuck
OC Register                
Sac Bee     Dan Schnur, Alex Padilla   Betty Yee, Ashley Swearengin     Marshall Tuck
San Jose Mercury News                
SFChron     Dan Schnur   Betty Yee     Marshall Tuck
UT San Diego                

  


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  • SAVE THE DATE: Capitol Network is hosting its 26th annual charitable golf tournament and wine and olive oil tasting Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Yocha Dehe Golf Club. For more information visit capitol-network.org.
  • Join the Sacramento Chapter of New Leaders Council at the 5th Annual “Party for Progress” on May 27, 2014 from 5 to 8pm at The Park Ultra Lounge. Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while our 2014 Fellows honor Senator Kevin de Leófor his progressive leadership, as well as unveil the winners of the Up-and-Coming Progressive Leader Award. Purchase a place on the guest list or become a sponsor at: bit.ly/1e9km3W.

  • California Medical Association seeks experienced Executive Assistant/Scheduler to support the Chief Operating Officer. Strong organizational, communication and technical skills required. Competitive salary/full benefits. More info here: www.cmanet.org/about/careers-with-cma/
  • Equality California’s Annual Harvey Milk Celebration, LA Metro, May 18, 2014, 11am-1pm: Fundraiser with mimosas and hor’ d'oeuvres at the home of Tom Safran in Brentwood for EQCA's PAC to elect pro-equality candidates.Special guests include: President of the Milk Foundation Stuart Milk; Incoming EQCA ED Rick Zbur; Rep. Mark Takano; Assemblymembers Bloom, Bradford, Gomez, Nazarian and Quirk-Silva; LA City Atty Mike Feuer; LA Controller Ron Galperin; LA Councilmembers Wesson, Bonin and O'Farrell; West Hollywood Mayor John D'Amico, West Hollywood Councilmembers Duran, Heilman and Prang; SF Supervisor and AD 17 Candidate David Campos; and Campbell Councilmember and AD 28 Candidate Evan Low. Tickets & Sponsorships available: www.eqca.org/hmd-la. For more info, contact Tony Hoang, tony@eqca.org,323-848-9801x204
  • Learn the legislative process and best practices of effective advocacy quickly and cost-effectively. Veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov presents his "Lobbying 101" and "Lobbying 201" seminars June 5-6. $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / support staff, organizations that employ lobbyists, public agencies. Complete info / registration: www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
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  • 7th Annual Assembly Veteran of the Year Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th (Sacramento Convention Center). Corporate & individual sponsorships are available. The event is co-sponsored by Assemblymembers Pérez, Quirk-Silva & Chávez. All Assemblymembers select a veteran to honor from their district. For more information contact: Pete Conaty, 916 492-0550, pconaty@sbcglobal.net.

 

 

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Steve Glazer (Oppose) $33,302 05/10/2014 05/11/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Steve Glazer (Support) $88 05/07/2014 05/10/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Steve Glazer (Support) $80 05/08/2014 05/10/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Steve Glazer (Support) $108,057 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $11,909 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Patrick Odonnell (Support) $10,792 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Robert Garcia (Support) $5,079 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Armando Gomez (Oppose) $58,324 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Dan Wolk (Support) $32,952 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Steve Glazer (Oppose) $16,000 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Tim Sbranti (Support) $16,000 05/09/2014 05/10/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $92,973 05/10/2014 05/10/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Autumn Burke (Support) $22,088 05/02/2014 05/09/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Autumn Burke (Support) $10,000 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades And Realtor Organizations Anthony Cannella (Support) $37,908 04/02/2014 05/09/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Evan Low (Support) $22,806 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Anthony Cannella (Support) $13,000 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $17,268 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
California Senior Advocates League Pac Julius Cherry (Oppose) $7,513 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Providers, Realtors, School Employees And Construction Trades Organizations Suja Lowenthal (Oppose) $19,020 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Connie Leyva (Support) $72,500 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Cooperative Of American Physicians Independent Expenditure Committee Richard Pan (Support) $26,996 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bill Dodd (Support) $106,374 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Dan Wolk (Oppose) $50,711 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Garcia For State Senate 2014, Taxpayers Opposing Bonnie Bonnie Garcia (Oppose) $19,006 04/22/2014 05/09/2014
Garcia For State Senate 2014, Taxpayers Opposing Bonnie Bonnie Garcia (Oppose) $9,141 05/05/2014 05/09/2014
Grow Elect Mario De La Piedra (Support) $5,000 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Grow Elect Rodolfo Rudy Mendoza (Support) $8,476 03/18/2014 05/09/2014
Grow Elect Mario De La Piedra (Support) $7,580 03/18/2014 05/09/2014
Grow Elect Romeo Agbalog (Support) $4,805 03/18/2014 05/09/2014
Hayashi For Senate 2014, Sponsored By Peace Officers, Nurses, Consumer Attorneys And Labor Organizations; Californians For Integrity In Government Opposed To Mary Hayashi (Oppose) $37,330 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Imbasciani For State Senate 2014 Sponsored By The California Medical Association, Health Care Providers For Dr. Vito Vito Imbasciani (Support) $88,206 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Mario De La Piedra (Support) $11,000 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Tim Sbranti (Oppose) $7,500 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Alfonso Sanchez (Support) $37,019 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Autumn Burke (Support) $2,025 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Andy Vidak (Support) $16,932 05/01/2014 05/09/2014
Los Angeles County Federation Of Labor Afl-cio Council On Political Education Robert Garcia (Support) $8,348 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Bill Dodd (Oppose) $32,952 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Tim Sbranti (Support) $40,000 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Sbranti For Assembly 2014, Sponsored By The California Teachers Association And California State Council Of Service Employees; Californians For Economic Prosperity To Support Tim Steve Glazer (Oppose) $84,898 05/08/2014 05/09/2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1000, Keeping California Healthy, Safe And Strong John A. Perez (Support) $50,000 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
Service Employees International Union Local 1000, Keeping California Healthy, Safe And Strong Dan Wolk (Support) $34,871 05/09/2014 05/09/2014
United Food And Commercial Workers Western States Council Independent Expenditure Pac Marc Levine (Oppose) $53,516 05/09/2014 05/09/2014

 

 

   

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Donnelly aide working with unions against San Diego GOP candidates
calnewsroom.com
A top aide to a Republican candidate for governor is working with public employee unions to defeat Republican candidates in local elections.

Election 2014: Donnelly and Kashkari talk Hollywood tax credits, TARP and what it means to be for liberty
The Editorial Board @
sacbee.com
The Bee’s editorial board met recently with the top two Republican challengers to Gov. Jerry Brown’s re-election campaign, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks and Neel Kashkari of Orange County. Discussion ranged from Donnelly’s unusual flag pin to Kashkari’s choice for president while running the Troubled Asset Relief Program in 2008. Below are excerpts from the conversations.

California's Top-two Financial Posts Are Up For Grabs In 2014
latimes.com
Three candidates are vying to replace John Chiang as controller in what could be a tumultuous race. Chung faces Greg Conlon in the treasurer's election.

Proposition 13 Changes Stymied By Democrats’ Loss Of Supermajority
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Dan Walters

County Pension Funds Can Still Tap Excess Earnings
Ed Mendel @
calpensions.com
The bill said to represent three years of talks mainly between the IRS and the Orange County system, the informal leader in the negotiations, moved out of the Assembly public employees retirement committee with no discussion.

Candidates Agree Online Donor Reporting Should Be L.A. County Mandate
latimes.com
L.A. County requires only paper filings to disclose campaign donors, delaying the information to the public sometimes for weeks.

Homeownership In Sacramento Plummets To Lowest Level In More Than 40 Years
Hudson Sangree and Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
Homeownership in Sacramento County has plunged to its lowest level in more than 40 years after last decade’s catastrophic housing crash and the mass purchase of foreclosed homes by real estate investors.

Fcc Chair Tries To Salvage Net Neutrality Plan, Promises To Be Strong Cop In Revised Rules
washingtonpost.com
Short on detail of how the FCC would strengthen enforcement, the revised proposal will do little to assure consumer groups, high-tech firms and lawmakers who have slammed Wheeler's proposal. The official said the new draft asks the public to comment to comment on whether paid prioritization should be banned, but Wheeler doesn't drop his proposal to allow the controversial practice. The agency will vote on the plan on Thursday.

Recruiting Students For Meals Program Pays Off For East Side Union | Edsource Today
edsource.org
The campaign paid off. Enrollment in the meals program increased. And because program enrollment is what districts use to identify low-income students, East Side Union will receive more money based on a new funding formula that targets those students.

California Lawmakers Taking Steps To Protect Consumer Data
dailynews.com
Today's high

Proposition 13 changes stymied by Democrats’ loss of supermajority
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Next month marks the 36th anniversary of Proposition 13, California’s iconic property tax limit, and time has not healed its political wounds. Conservatives still love it, liberals still hate it and it’s perpetual fodder for academic, journalistic and political cogitating.

Patrick Lucey, 96, Dies; Wisconsin Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate
rss.nytimes.com
Mr. Lucey, who ran on an independent ticket with John B. Anderson in 1980, was also an ambassador to Mexico.

Election-year politics prompts deal on California rainy-day fund
latimes.com
in Sacramento for years. Now they're close to creating one. And everyone is happy. They're all winners. Gov. Jerry Brown can run as a fiscal tightwad against token Republican opposition while promoting his rainy-day...

Political Blotter: Ellen Corbett accuses Rep. Eric Swalwell of abusing official mail
Josh Richman @
mercurynews.com
Rep. Eric Swalwell's Democratic challenger accuses him of trying to buy re-election with taxpayer funds spent on excessive official mail; also, join us for a midterm election forecast Monday night in Lafayette.

Arizona town near Grand Canyon runs low on water
Associated Press @
utsandiego.com
In the northern Arizona city of Williams, restaurant patrons don't automatically get a glass of water anymore. Residents caught watering lawns or washing cars with potable water can be fined. Businesses are hauling water from outside town to fill swimming pools, and building permits have been put on hold because there isn't enough water to accommodate development.

California Puts $750 Million In Tax Credits Into Retaining Employers
latimes.com
California is fighting back in the battle to keep businesses from relocating to lower-cost states.

Bankrupt California City Poised For Comeback
SCOTT SMITH @
sacbee.com
FRESNO, Calif. -- The largest city in California to file for bankruptcy protection is asking a judge Monday to approve its plan for reorganizing more than $900 million in long-term debt to rescue the city from two years of financial uncertainty.

Dan Walters Daily
Alexei Koseff @
blogs.sacbee.com
Liberal legislators are pushing funding for rehabilitation programs over new jail construction to address prison overcrowding, Dan says.

Regulators Find Errors In Pg&e's Reviews Of Lines, Records - Sfgate
sfgate.com
 

Alum Rock denies Rocketship charter petition
Sharon Noguchi @
mercurynews.com
The Alum Rock Union School District has turned down a petition by Rocketship Education to open another charter school in San Jose. The board voted 3-2 to deny the request by Rocketship to open its ninth school in San Jose.

Sriracha Maker Says Factory Will Remain In California : Code Switch : Npr
npr.org
hide captionSriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. CEO David Tran has been at odds with the local city council over the smells emitted by the sauce factory.

2014 poll: Voter enthusiasm sinks
LISA BOOTHE @
politico.com
Voter enthusiasm is at its lowest level for midterm elections in at least 20 years, a new poll says.

Donald Sterling Apologizes, But L.A. Mayor Still Wants New Owner
latimes.com
Mayor Eric Garcetti said through a spokesman Sunday that he still wants to see the NBA secure a new owner for the Los Angeles Clippers , even after owner Donald Sterling issued an apology on national television for racial comments that prompted the NBA to ban him for life.

The Buzz: Lawmakers poised to legalize campus drinking. Not really.
Jeremy B. White and Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
College is a time of experimentation, which for many 18-to-20-year-old students means some not-quite-legal forays into alcohol. Now the Legislature could open a route for underage students to imbibe with California’s blessing. A bill heading to the Assembly floor would allow scholars of winemaking and beer brewing to taste alcohol as part of their coursework.