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THE NOONER for October 29, 2014

 

Yes, we will have an election picks contest, probably beginning this weekend. I just have had little time to program it over the last week and, well, it's easier said than done. Thank you for your patience!

US SENATE: Sen. Michelle Obama? No way [Jennifer Epstein @ Politico] - "Despite recurring rumors to the contrary — the freshest of which emerged last week — the first lady is not interested in running for the Senate or any other office. She never has been and she never will be, Obama and people close to her have said repeatedly."

$$$SPI: The indie campaign for Marshall Tuck picked up $1 million from New York-based former hedge fund manager Julian Robinson yesterday, while the California Teachers Association countered with $1.2 million.

THE QUINN: Who’s Winning, Who’s Losing A Week From The Election?

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Nathan Barankin, Rob Flanigan, Coby King, and Kara Ueda.

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • New Leaders Council Sacramento is accepting applications for their 2015 NLC Institute. New Leaders Council is a premier leadership, and professional development organization for young progressive professionals. Our Institute is an intensive 5 weekend over 5 month program that gives emerging leaders the tools and networks to succeed. Apply at newleaderscouncil.nationbuilder.com/fellows_application_2015. Applications close Nov. 11, 2014.
  • The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association is building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke every day.  Consider joining us as our Government Relations Director for the State of California.  This position is based in Sacramento and is an integral member of the team that manages, plans, directs and implements our statewide advocacy program focused on cardiovascular public health.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, ongoing professional development and a collaborative, results-oriented environment in which to work and grow.  To apply, visit our website at www.heart.org/careers.  EOE M/F/D/V

  • Capitol Weekly, UC Center and Leadership California Institute present A Post-Mortem of the Election, Nov 6 in Sacramento. Over two dozen participants, including Jim Brulte and Ace Smith.  The day concludes with a Welcome Reception for New Legislators. Click here for info or call 916-444-7665.
  • Please join us for Capitol Network's fall luncheon featuring Diane Boyer-Vine, Legislative Counsel, on Thursday, November 6 from 11:30 am – 1 pm. Ms. Boyer-Vine will be sharing information about the inner workings of the Office of Legislative Counsel, the legislature's official attorney. In addition, Ms. Boyer-Vine will offer insights about her professional career and how she got to her current position. Register HERE: www.eventbrite.com/e/capitol-network-luncheon-featuring-diane-boyer-vine-legislative-counsel-tickets-13192034731

  • The California Hotel & Lodging Association seeks a Communications & Legislative Coordinator to manage the association's legislative and regulatory effort and political action committees, including coordination with lobbying firm, outside accounting firm and staff accounting.  Skilled communication and writing skills are required to direct and manage member communications, including a printed magazine, an electronic newsletter and member/industry alerts, and updating the web site. Email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to michelle@calodging.com

  • The San Diego County Water Authority is seeking applications for Assistant Management Analyst in the Government Relations Program.  This position is based in Sacramento and features a competitive salary ($30.59-41.14/hr) and fantastic benefits. The ideal candidate has strong written and verbal communication skills, is highly organized, is able to work independently, and is able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments on deadline with a "can-do" attitude.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong interest in promoting the goals of the Water Authority and the Government Relations Program. For further details and to apply, please visit: 


 

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
Bakersfield Californian  Yes  Yes No No No  No 
Fresno Bee   Yes  Yes   No No
LA Daily News Yes Yes No No  No No 
LA Times Yes Yes  No No  Yes Yes
OC Register Yes Yes  No No  Yes 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    Newsom   Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
Fresno Bee   Newsom Peterson   Swearengin Chiang Jones  
LA Daily News Brown Newsom   Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
LA Times Brown Newsom Peterson Harris  Swearengin Chiang  Jones  Tuck
OC Register     Peterson    Swearengin Chiang    
SacBee Brown Newsom Padilla   Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
SF Chron Brown Newsom Peterson Harris Yee Chiang  Jones Tuck
SJ MercNews Brown Newsom  Peterson Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones Tuck
UT San Diego Kashkari   Nehring Peterson     Swearengin Chiang   Tuck

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Asian American Small Business Pac Betty Yee (Support) $6,519 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Asian American Small Business Pac John Chiang (Support) $6,519 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Asian American Small Business Pac Richard Pan (Support) $4,388 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Sandra Fluke (Oppose) $83,891 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Ben Allen (Support) $69,687 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Marshall Tuck (Support) $500 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Build Jobs Pac, Sponsored By The Building Industry Association Of The Bay Area Jim Spering (Support) $7,328 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Bonnie Garcia (Support) $49,663 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $22,500 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Organizations Jeff Stone (Oppose) $33,251 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Professional Organizations Andy Vidak (Support) $58,110 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys, Conservationists And Nurses Richard Pan (Oppose) $36,916 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Jamie Matthews (Support) $5,270 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Patrick Kolstad (Support) $5,270 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Patrick Kolstad (Support) $14,109 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dave Cortese (Oppose) $36,299 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dominic Caserta (Support) $5,270 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $26,400 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Peter Chau (Support) $22,334 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $316 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $316 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $17,140 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $97 10/17/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $19,400 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $63,417 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $316 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $316 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $25,246 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $296 09/25/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Ian Calderon (Support) $12,837 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jim Cooper (Support) $22,987 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $316 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $316 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Nina Senn (Support) $383 10/08/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Rudy Salas (Support) $17,465 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Adam Gray (Support) $11,110 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $316 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $316 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Bonnie Garcia (Support) $25,468 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Credit Union League Political Action Committee Bonnie Garcia (Support) $4,144 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Steven Choi (Support) $14,957 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Sharon Wallin (Support) $2,998 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Jacqui Irwin (Oppose) $15,885 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Michele Martinez (Oppose) $4,945 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Lynn Schott (Support) $2,998 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association David Benavides (Oppose) $4,945 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Jeffrey Lalloway (Support) $7,448 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Neil Derry (Oppose) $8,529 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Ira Glasky (Support) $2,998 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Homeowners Association Adam Gray (Oppose) $7,000 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
California Optometric Pac Aka Cal-opac Edward P. Hernandez (Support) $20,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Darrell Fong (Support) $28,421 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors David Hadley (Oppose) $28,852 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party Kathleen Henry (Oppose) $19,866 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $17,676 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $28,235 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $12,276 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party Mario A Guerra (Support) $987 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $34,322 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Republican Party Marc Steinorth (Support) $20,813 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
California Taxpayer Protection Committee Propher Walker (Support) $7,550 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $81,356 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Better Jobs & Education Committee Gerardo Rodriguez (Support) $1,008 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Better Jobs & Education Committee Art Chacon (Support) $1,234 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Clean Water Art Chacon (Support) $2,700 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Steve Fox (Support) $26,156 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees David Hadley (Oppose) $46,352 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $47,224 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Adam Gray (Support) $14,724 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jack Mobley (Oppose) $14,724 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David David Chiu (Oppose) $33,722 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014, With Major Funding By Reid Hoffman; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $6,481 10/23/2014 10/28/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014, With Major Funding By Reid Hoffman; San Franciscans To Hold Campos Accountable, Vote No On David Campos (Oppose) $6,850 10/20/2014 10/28/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $69,123 10/26/2014 10/28/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $18,811 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $15,012 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Barbara Rogers (Support) $967 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Gerald Lillpop (Support) $967 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Cdf Firefighters Small Contributor Pac Holly Morrison (Support) $967 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Central Valley Young Republicans Political Action Committee Pedro Rios (Support) $2,465 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Central Valley Young Republicans Political Action Committee David Valadao (Support) $2,465 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Central Valley Young Republicans Political Action Committee Andy Vidak (Support) $2,465 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Citizens For Accountability La (cfala) Cristina Carrizosa (Oppose) $11,394 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Citizens For Accountability La (cfala) Nancy Matarrita (Support) $3,798 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Citizens For Accountability La (cfala) Adirana Robledo (Support) $3,816 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Betty Yee (Support) $77,840 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Committee For Working Families, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Ashley Swearengin (Oppose) $77,840 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $1,000 09/25/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $1,659 10/06/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $7,243 10/18/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $1,136 10/13/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $1,896 09/30/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $885 09/15/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $1,044 10/20/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $866 09/22/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $1,106 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Consumer Advocates For Safe Food And Water, Sponsored By Food & Water Watch Propostion 1 (Oppose) $843 09/29/2014 10/28/2014
Dart Container Corporation Eric Linder (Support) $2,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Dart Container Corporation Rudy Salas (Support) $2,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Doctors Of Optometry For Better Healthcare Sponsored By The California Optometric Association Pac Adam Gray (Support) $10,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $57,360 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $57,088 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jacqui Irwin (Support) $8,055 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bonnie Garcia (Support) $15,394 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $8,055 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Adam Gray (Support) $28,646 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bonnie Garcia (Support) $4,750 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Jim Cooper (Oppose) $23,793 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Jim Cooper (Oppose) $24,202 10/25/2014 10/28/2014
Golden State Mobilehome Owners League Pac Roger Dickinson (Support) $1,394 10/20/2014 10/28/2014
Grow Elect Rodolfo Rudy Mendoza (Support) $2,743 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Mike Gipson (Support) $1,322 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Sharon Quirk Silva (Support) $2,131 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $500 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Ian Calderon (Support) $1,966 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $2,226 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rudy Salas (Support) $451 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Independent Voter Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $1,644 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Mario Guerra (Support) $57,822 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Keep Ca Strong Jacqui Irwin (Support) $25,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Keep Ca Strong Mike Gipson (Support) $62,500 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Rudy Salas (Support) $37,701 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Marc Steinorth (Support) $16,624 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Mike Gipson (Support) $2,300 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Keeping Californians Working, A Coalition Of Dentists, Realtors, Housing Providers, Energy, Insurance Agents And Employees To Protect Working Californians Prophet Walker (Oppose) $32,129 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Steve Cohn (Oppose) $39,911 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Opportunity Pac - A Coalition Of Teachers, Health Care Givers, Faculty Members, School Employees, And Public And Private Employee Associations Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $27,090 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Parents And Teachers For Putting Students First Rudy Salas (Support) $18,356 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Peace Officers Research Association Of California Political Action Committee Adam Gray (Support) $5,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County Action Fund Sandra Fluke (Support) $9,840 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Powerpac.org Voter Fund, A Sponsored Committee Of Powerpac.org Reduced Penalties For Some Crimes (Support) $9,000 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Region Builders Political Action Committee Sandy Calvert (Oppose) $4,084 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Republican Party Of Orange County (state Account) Orange Unified School District Bond Proposition (Oppose) $9,972 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
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) $8,735 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake Counties Building & Construction Trades Council P.a.c. Gore James (Oppose) $1,000 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $522,512 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $33,606 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $49,420 10/23/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Catharine Baker (Support) $51,360 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $197,980 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $3,178 10/25/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tony Mendoza (Oppose) $31,804 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tim Sbranti (Oppose) $44,874 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California David Hadley (Support) $16,464 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Spirit Of Democracy California Tim Sbranti (Oppose) $134,932 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Torlakson (Support) $1,093,140 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $957,519 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $25,000 10/28/2014 10/28/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $1,685,685 10/27/2014 10/28/2014
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See Tax Increases, Think Pensions :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
While the exact cost to taxpayers is uncertain, the price tag for pensions because of this move is certain to go up. State and local governments have contributed four times to CalPERS what they contributed just a decade ago.

U.S. Sen. Boxer endorses Schaaf for Oakland mayor
Will Kane @
sfgate.com
A candidate for Oakland mayor got a last-minute boost Tuesday, when Senator Barbara Boxer endorsed her to be the city's next leader. Boxer is not registered to vote in Oakland, but noted that her two grandchildren go to public schools in the city and she and her husband own a downtown condo there. The surprise endorsement could give Schaaf momentum just a week before Oakland’s voters head to the polls and choose their next mayor among a crowded field of 15 candidates. The endorsement also comes just three weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed Schaaf, calling her a “down-to-earth person” with “a lot of common sense.” Schaaf has been able to build some political momentum that some other candidates have not been able to pick up.

Stanford Research Gaffe: School Apologizes To Montana Voters For 'election Guide'
Katy Murphy @
mercurynews.com
The universities were forced to apologize Tuesday to 100,000 Montana voters who received one of the mailers. Adorned with a state seal, it placed four Montana state Supreme Court justices running for nonpartisan offices on an ideological scale, comparing them to President Barack Obama and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "Take this to the polls!" the guide says in large letters.

Kashkari Works Up A Sweat, But Is Fighting Long Odds In Governor Race
latimes.com
SAN DIEGO — After GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari wrapped up his pitch to about two dozen young conservatives on the patio of a wing-and-beer joint, attorney Kerry Schlossberg had a question.

Prop. 1 Aims To Relieve Drought — But Not This One
latimes.com
California's stubborn drought helped push a $7.5-billion water bond through the Legislature and onto the November ballot. But even if voters approve Proposition 1, it won't provide relief any time soon.

For Pot, Politics Remain Local In California | The Sacramento Bee
Lisa Leff @
sacbee.com
Be sure to include your name, daytime phone number, address, name and phone number of legal next-of-kin, method of payment, and the name of the funeral home/crematory to contact for verification of death.

Gov. Brown Stumps In The Southland
latimes.com
It’s a question that Gov. Jerry Brown faces more and more as next week’s election draws near: Why hasn’t he bothered to campaign for reelection?

Maplight's Daniel Newman Wants To Help Californians 'follow The Money'
latimes.com
We all know the Watergate prescription for uncovering political influence: "Follow the money." It's why organizations like MapLight were created — to track donations from source to spending to legislative outcomes. Daniel G. Newman is a co-founder and president of the Bay Area-based MapLight, itself funded chiefly by major foundations. MapLight's database looks at big industries and big interests, their elected beneficiaries and their votes. "There's a river of money that affects everything in politics, and candidates and donors don't talk about it, so it's left to MapLight and other groups to expose it," Newman says.

Political Memo: Savior or Scapegoat: No Middle Ground for Senate Midterm Campaign Chairmen
rss.nytimes.com
With control of the Senate at stake, the lawmakers leading the Republican and Democratic election efforts have a lot riding on how well they do.

Hoover Poll Shows Support For Health Insurance Rate Regulation
latimes.com
Proposition 45, a ballot measure that would regulate health insurance rates, is ahead, according to a new Internet poll by the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

What Prop. 46 Would Fix
latimes.com
For haters of junk mail, Proposition 46 may be this election season's biggest nuisance. Groups supporting and opposing 46 have spared no expense in stuffing voters' mailboxes. Among other provisions, the measure would reset California's cap on noneconomic damages recoverable in medical malpractice cases based on inflation, meaning that the $250,000 cap, imposed in 1975, would become a cap of $1.1 million. Rarely, if ever, has the commonplace idea of a regular inflation adjustment provoked such bitter controversy.

Former President Clinton To Headline Oxnard Political Rally On Wednesday - Vc-star
vcstar.com
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9-million-plus votes cast already; statistics create new field for spin
latimes.com
More than 9 million people nationwide already have voted in the midterm elections that will come to a close next Tuesday, and efforts to analyze the early vote trends have opened a whole new field for political spin.

Ad Watch: No On 48 Ad Misleads On California Tribal Gambling History | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
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Calif. Voters Among Those Getting Mailers In Controversial Political Study
latimes.com
An unconventional voter guide -- part of a controversial political science study that caused an uproar in Montana -- also hit the mailboxes of nearly 150,000 Californians last week.

Dramatic testimony shakes up City College of San Francisco trial
Nanette Asimov @
sfgate.com
The surprising admissions by commission President Barbara Beno made for dramatic testimony in Day 2 of the trial to determine whether the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges broke the law when evaluating City College in 2012 and 2013 before voting to revoke its accreditation. Lawyers for the city of San Francisco are trying to prove that the commission denied due process to the college and broke the California law barring illegal and unfair business practices. The commission’s lawyers say there was no political agenda, that the college must be held accountable for its financial and governance problems, and that the commission is immune from that state law. In court, deputy city attorney Ronald Flynn asked Beno if, just before the commission voted to revoke accreditation in June 2013, it had identified new deficiencies at the college that it had said were not a problem. Flynn’s questioning also revealed that a team appointed by the commission to evaluate the college had come to several positive conclusions that were omitted or changed at Beno’s request. On the stand, Beno acknowledged that the team’s draft report said City College “demonstrated a high level of dedication, passion and enthusiasm to address the issues, and provided evidence of compelling action to address previous findings.”

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The political waters couldn't get much choppier headed toward Election Day.

Christian group calls CSU inclusionary policy discriminatory
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LOS ANGELES — InterVarsity Christian Fellowship members say they just want to spread the word, to provide a welcoming space for believers and nonbelievers alike on college campuses that sometimes can seem cold and isolating. Chapters of InterVarsity and some other Christian groups were stripped of recognition at California State University campuses this fall because they refused to sign a non-discrimination policy requiring clubs and organizations to open their memberships and leadership to all students. Efforts at Cal State and other universities across the country to vigorously enforce anti-bias policies have sparked a debate over how far administrators should go to ensure religious freedom — and whether religious groups on publicly financed campuses should be held to the same standards as everyone else. There also are concerns that well-intentioned directives have had the unintended consequence of stifling the freedom of expression and diversity of ideas that should be hallmarks in a university setting. A leader’s religious belief is as central a part of his or her identity as gender is for a fraternity or sorority member, he said, suggesting that the Cal State system itself was discriminating on religious grounds. In the wake of a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the right of a California law school to deny recognition to a Christian student group that excluded gays, InterVarsity and other Christian groups have lost official status at Vanderbilt, Tufts and other universities for refusing to amend their bylaws. Prior to the (Supreme Court) ruling, everyone would recognize that it’s absurd to tell college Democrats they have to accept leaders who aren’t Democrats ... and would recognize the core value of freedom of association and the ability of groups to have their own standards and leaders within broad bounds,” said Edward Whelan, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Ethics and Public Policy Center, which describes itself as being “dedicated to applying the Judeo-Christian moral tradition to critical issues of public policy. Some schools such as the University of Texas and Ohio State University have been able to create exemptions for religious groups in their anti-discrimination policies because lawmakers in their states passed legislation.

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