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THE NOONER for October 10, 2014

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REBOUND: From the State Controller's monthly cash report: "State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in September 2014. Total revenues for the third month of Fiscal Year 2014-15 were $9.8 billion, coming in above Budget Act estimates by $671.4 million, or 7.4 percent." 

  • Income tax collections for the month of September came in $350.6 million, or 6.1 percent, above estimates.

  • Corporate tax receipts came in $173.7 million, or 18.5 percent, above estimates.

  • Sales taxes similarly outpaced estimates by $228.6 million, or 12.4 percent, for the month.

Democratic message: "This is more evidence that restoring investments in education, social services, and paying down debt is leading a strong rebound of California and we must not change course."

Republican message: "This is clear evidence that the talk of tax-and-spend liberals about extending their "temporary" taxes is just plain silly."

Governor Brown's message: "What money? I don't see any money. We're still dismanteling the wall of debt, brick by brick."

 

I SPI BIG MONEY: The mostly Silicon Valley independent expenditure committee on behalf of Marshall Tuck is up to $4 million.

THE SIMPLE MAJORITY EFFORT: Yesterday's reported independent expenditure of $715,254 in support of Andy Vidak in SD14 by the "California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations" is the largest single day IE for a legislative candidate. The committee also claims the second largest reported independent expenditure--of $646,519--in opposition to Jose Solorio in SD34.

The donors to the California Alliance For Progress And Education are:

  1. California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee ($850,000)
  2. Keeping Californians Working ($600,000)
  3. California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Committee ($500,000)
  4. California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee ($250,000)

Okay, so, then we have to ask who the biggest donors to "Keeping Californians Working" are. Here are the top five:

  1. California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Committee ($550,000)
  2. Chevron Corporation and its Subsidiaries/Affiliates ($500,000)
  3. California Real Estate Political Action Committee ($400,000)
  4. Farmers Employees and Agents Political Action Committee ($375,000)
  5. Personal Insurance Federation Agents and Employees/California Apartment Association IE Committee/California Real Estate IE Committee ($250,000 each)  

AD36 (Antelope): Moved from Leans Republican to Toss-Up due to voter registration surge for Democrats.

AD65 (Fullerton): Moved from Toss-Up to Leans Republican due to turnout projections.

THIS WEEKEND:

  • Game 1: Giants @ Cardinals - Saturday @ 5:07pm PDT on FOX
  • Game 2: Giants @ Cardinals - Sunday @ 5:07pm PDT on FOX

UNTIL THEN:

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Gavin NewsomJeremy Thompson, Liz Kniss (Saturday), Isaac Kos-Read (Saturday), Chris Chaffee (Sunday), and Silissa Uriarte Smith!

Have a Noonerific weekend! 

 


 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • District Coordinator for the Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District:
    Guided by a strategic plan, the District Coordinator will work in collaboration with district staff, legislative staff and the Chief of Staff, to implement outreach strategies that serve the community at large while also expanding the Senator’s base and visibility in his district. The District Coordinator will be responsible for managing district office staff; establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships with local elected officials, community leaders, non-profit organizations, business groups in the district, and constituents. Candidates must have knowledge of government and the legislative process, strong management skills and excellent written, verbal, analytical and interpersonal communications skills. A successful candidate will have a flexible schedule that will often require working non-traditional hours, including weekends. District Coordinator will balance their time between Senator's Long Beach and Huntington Park offices.  Please submit resumes to erika.contreras@sen.ca.gov.

  • Special Assistant for the Office of Senator Ricardo Lara, 33rd Senate District:
    Special Assistant will assist the Senator in the daily functions of a legislative office, primarily ensuring the member is on schedule and prepared for district events, meetings and presentations. Will act as primary liaison and final editor for incoming and outgoing communication between the Senator and staff in preparation for legislative activities in the district. Will coordinate with district and event staff to advance events; provide administrative support;  ensure the Senator's transportation to and from events and meetings is taken care of; and keeps the Senator on-time, fully briefed and prepared for meetings, events, presentations, speeches, and trips. Must have knowledge of government and the legislative process and familiarity with the cities within Senate District 33 and Southern California, specifically Southeast Los Angeles and Long Beach. Knowledge of Southern California area freeways and roads and a valid driver's license is required. A successful candidate will have a flexible schedule that will often require working non-traditional hours, including weekends. Position is located in Long Beach/Huntington Park. Please submit resumes to erika.contreras@sen.ca.gov.

  • UC Davis
    CLIENT SERVICES COORDINATOR 
    Salary: $3,652.00 - $6,573.58/MO 
    Final Filing Date: October 14, 2014  
    Responsible for providing the client a positive and productive transition experience to the Capital Region on behalf of the referring employer. View job description and apply at employment.ucdavis.edu Requisition number #03013057. A.A./E.O.E.
  • Nearly 50 candidates and officeholders have taken the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) up on its challenge to "just say no" to Big Tobacco campaign money.  With the recent launch of its www.notobaccomoney.org website, ACS CAN goes public with the names of candidates who have committed to swearing off tobacco campaign cash.  For more info, contact ACS CAN’s Tim Gibbs at tim.gibbs@cancer.org or 916 504-2484.  Paid for by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.   Not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate.

  • League of California Cities - Public Affairs Program Manager. Work on a diverse range of issues and initiatives that impact local government. The position requires knowledge of campaign strategies, local government issues and knowledge of key government and private sector stakeholders Competitive salary/benefits. Information at www.cacities.org/employment.
  • Northern California Power Agency, a Roseville, California based Public Power Agency is hiring a State Government Relations Representative. To view job announcement and apply, please go to www.ncpa.com and click on the HR tab.
  • The non-profit Foster Youth Education Fund announces its annual Fashion Show (1:30 pm, Oct 12, Sac State) and Casino Night Gala (6 pm, Oct 23, Social Nightclub). Sponsorships and tickets are available to help raise funds for scholarships for former foster youth from the Sacramento region. Silent auction and raffle donations also being accepted. For details, sponsor levels, or tickets contact Cathy Senderling-McDonald at csend@cwda.org or 916-799-4471.

  • We'll train your people to lobby more effectively, at your site, on your timetable. Train key managers / staff, board members, or entire membership in the legislative process and best practices of governmental advocacy, quickly and cost-effectively. Workshop specific issues. www.raylebov.com/services/ or 916-442-5009.

 

EditorialProp 1: water bondProp 2: rainy day fundProp 45: health ratesProp 46: malpractice & testingProp 47: crim. penaltiesProp 48: gaming referendum
California Democratic Party Yes Yes Yes   Yes Yes
California Republican Party Yes Yes  No  No  No   
California Peace and Freedom Party No No Yes No Yes Yes
LA Daily News       No    
LA Times Yes Yes  No No  Yes Yes
OC Register Yes Yes    No   No
Sacramento Bee   Yes No No No  No
San Francisco Chronicle    Yes No  No Yes No
SJ MercNews Yes   Yes Yes No Yes No
UT San Diego Yes  Yes  No No No  No 

 

EditorialGovernorLtGovSecOfStateAttGenContTreasInsCommSupPubInstr
Bakersfield Californian         Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
LA Daily News   Newsom    Harris  Swearengin Chiang   Tuck
LA Times   Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
OC Register     Peterson          
SacBee   Newsom Padilla   Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
SF Chron Brown   Peterson Harris Yee Chiang  Jones Tuck
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson Harris   Chiang Jones  Tuck
UT San Diego     Peterson     Swearengin  Chiang   Tuck

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Alliance Invested In The Middle Class Richard Pan (Support) $30,000 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
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) Rick Cassar (Support) $1,590 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
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) Maria Nieto Senour (Support) $46 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
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) Bertha Lopez (Oppose) $1,500 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
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) Peter Zschiesche (Support) $46 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
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) Ken Seaton-msemaji (Support) $90 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
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) Adrian Arancibia (Support) $1,502 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Eric Linder (Support) $116,443 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $3,292 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Ian Calderon (Support) $68,554 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Matt Dababneh (Support) $79,830 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $40,000 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Andy Vidak (Support) $715,254 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Jose Solorio (Oppose) $43,306 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Jim Cooper (Support) $45,024 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $17,488 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Apartment Association Independent Expenditure Committee (Oppose) $28,852 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $752 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $2,018 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $21,940 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $18,391 10/06/2014 10/09/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $29,000 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Hardy Brown Jr. (Support) $475 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
California Federation Of Teachers Cope Tom Torlakson (Support) $365 10/03/2014 10/09/2014
California Federation Of Teachers Cope Tom Torlakson (Support) $2,500 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Republican Party Mario A Guerra (Support) $857 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $106,121 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $74,497 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $24,013 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $37,060 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014, With Major Funding By Reid Hoffman; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $7,364 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Chiu For Assembly 2014, Public Service Coalition - Sponsored By Public Safety, Building Trades And Retail Workers Organizations To Support David David Chiu (Support) $61,825 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California & The California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $30,763 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Darrell Fong (Support) $33,932 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Inland Empire Citizens Committee Joe Baca (Oppose) $15,958 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $17,150 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Keep Ca Strong Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $7,298 10/01/2014 10/09/2014
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $28,282 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Indian Gaming Compacts Referendum (Support) $1,414 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Daniel Flores (Support) $1,321 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Healthcare Insurance, Rate Changes And Initiative (Support) $1,414 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee Criminal Sentences, Misdeneanor Penalties Initiati (Support) $1,414 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $57,523 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $57,523 10/06/2014 10/09/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $19,875 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $269,875 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Southern California Coalition Of Businesses And Taxpayers (sccbt) Stacy Berry (Support) $3,028 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Southern California Coalition Of Businesses And Taxpayers (sccbt) Paulo Morales (Support) $2,353 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $58,130 10/07/2014 10/09/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $46,818 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $111,333 10/06/2014 10/09/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Barbara Stevens (Support) $6,065 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation Shirley Anderson (Support) $6,065 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $287,250 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
Tulare County Republican Central Committee (state Acct.) Andy Vidak (Support) $3,810 10/09/2014 10/09/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Cook For School Board 2014, Committee To Elect (Support) $927 10/07/2014 10/09/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Cook For School Board 2014, Committee To Elect (Support) $23,854 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Children And Family First Committee, Yes On C (Support) $22,934 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Walton For School Board 2014, Shamann (Support) $23,854 10/08/2014 10/09/2014
United Educators Of San Francisco Candidate Pac Walton For School Board 2014, Shamann (Support) $927 10/07/2014 10/09/2014

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Show 'em The Money :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Where have all the Republican donors gone?

Judge Finds Flaw In Sacramento’s Arena Review, But Construction Will Continue
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
Demolition work continues on the Downtown Plaza to make room for Sacramento's new entertainment arena in Sacramento on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

CPUC head Michael Peevey to step down after PG&E uproar
Jaxon Van Derbeken and David R. Baker @
sfgate.com
Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey, who came under fire for the agency'€™s lax regulation of PG&E before the deadly San Bruno explosion and for recent revelations of wink-and-a-nod dealings with company executives, said Thursday he would not seek reappointment when his term ends in December.

Third-place finisher roils Brazil presidential campaign
latimes.com
The former front-runner in Brazil's presidential campaign shook up the race again Thursday when she unexpectedly withheld an endorsement for center-right candidate Aecio Neves, who is challenging incumbent Dilma Rousseff.

9 candidates seek 3 seats on S.F. school board
Jill Tucker @
sfgate.com
Enrollment is up, construction projects have come in under budget and on time, and a recent audit found district finances to be squeaky clean. None of the candidates is promoting a radical agenda to significantly shift the direction of spending, instruction or leadership in the district. Perhaps among the more controversial issues — and one the school board will probably address within the first months of the board’s new term — is student assignment. A pending proposal would give those living in a school’s attendance area, usually those closest to the school, greater priority in the lottery-based assignment process. Currently, families living in census tracts where students post the lowest test scores get first dibs behind siblings. Seven of the candidates — Murase, Mendoza, Stevon Cook, Lee Hsu, Trevor McNeil, Mark Murphy and Shamann Walton — have endorsements from the city’s cadre of elected officials and political or labor organizations. Walton was the only candidate, however, with a nearly clean sweep of endorsements, including the mayor, the teachers union, the San Francisco Democratic Party, 10 of 11 supervisors and five current school board members, among other state and local politicians and organizations.

In Santa Monica, Obama Chastises GOP On Immigration, Targets Young Voters
latimes.com
President Obama said Thursday that Republicans would be committing political suicide if they continued to hold up an immigration overhaul effort in Congress, leading the next generation of young people to reject the party for years to come.

Democratic supermajorities at risk with taxes in background
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature are at risk in this year’s elections with tax increase extension in the background.

Wisconsin And Texas Voter Id Laws Blocked By Courts
latimes.com
The U.S. Supreme Court late Thursday blocked Wisconsin from enforcing its strict voter identification law in November’s election.

Canâ
sfgate.com
If you are among the legions of wary Oakland voters who can't figure out how to make the city's ranked-choice voting system work in their favor with the election just weeks away, take heart. “When I figure out how rank-choice voting works, I'll tell you who else I'll vote for,” Gov. Jerry Brown, an Oakland resident, told reporters at a Tuesday press conference where he endorsed Oakland City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf's run for mayor. What Oakland voters desperately want is a fail-safe strategy that ensures their vote in the mayor's race will count — and with 15 candidates it will be a challenge. Trying to outfox ranked-choice voting is like trying to undercut the cost of a Wendy's combo meal or make Comcast deliver only what I want at a reasonable price without the triple-play baggage. Because under the ranked-choice voting systems used in San Francisco and Alameda counties, if a voter selects three candidates who get eliminated, their ballot vote doesn’t count. Under a true ranked-choice voting system, voters would rank every candidate. “If we're going to have a ranked-choice voting system, we have to expand it so that people will have a voice,” Cook said.

Viewpoints: Proposition 2 will prevent boom-and-bust California budgets
Allan Zaremberg @
sacbee.com
Increasing California's rainy day fund will protect education and public safety programs.

Wisconsin, Texas voter ID laws blocked by courts
latimes.com
Supreme Court has blocked Wisconsin from enforcing its strict voter identification law in this year's election.

Four-week Average Of Unemployment Claims Lowest Since 2006
latimes.com
Average weekly unemployment claims over the last month hit an eight-year low, the government reported, in another positive sign for the labor market recovery.

National Briefing | Southwest: Arizona: Tribe Disqualifies Candidate for Insufficient Language Skills
rss.nytimes.com
Navajo Nation officials ruled on Thursday that one of the candidates for president of the tribe, Chris Deschene, did not prove that he spoke the Navajo language fluently, and should be removed from the ballot.

Billionaires for Orman
politico.com
Wildcard donors are rallying to support his independent Senate campaign in Kansas.

In Vegas, let the wedding boom begin: Same-sex weddings are back on
latimes.com
Finally, the wedding party can begin in Las Vegas. On Thursday afternoon, the way was cleared for same-sex marriages in Nevada, after a couple of days of legal wrangling had put the unions on ice.

Democratic Voters Are Less Interested In This Election Than Any Midterm Since At Least 1998
washingtonpost.com
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As de Blasio Aids Bid for Democratic Senate, Cuomo Is a Nearly Invisible Man
rss.nytimes.com
favor, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has at times seemed less than fully committed to returning the Legislature to Democratic control.

Two Assembly races vital to Democrats' bid to retain supermajority
latimes.com
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, a first-term Democrat facing a tough reelection bid, stood in a Sizzler dining room one recent evening with a rallying cry for her supporters.

Michael Peevey’s announced exit solves political problem for Jerry Brown
sacbee.com
Michael Peevey, the embattled president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said Thursday he will not seek re-appointment when his term expires at the end of the year, extricating Gov. Jerry Brown from an increasingly difficult position.

Holder replacement vexes White House
politico.com
The White House may wait until after Election Day to avoid creating a political problem for Senate Democrats.