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ELECTION DAY: Well, here we are. What a bleh cycle. Some of you have asked whether I'm hosting a live blog as in recent elections tonight, and the answer is no, as I have a 5:45am flight to DC tomorrow morning, and we don't get real numbers on the races that matter until 11pm or later. But, for as long as I am awake, you'll find me twerking, I meeting Twittering @scottlay.

Okay, kiddoes, today I have decided to share my story, which has nothing to do with politics or policy, the goal of this newsletter.

Most of you know that I took three months off from my job as CEO of the Community College League of California this summer. It was for personal reflection time, and it was all accrued sick and vacation leave.

To be candid, one of those months was spent in the amazing Beacon House in Pacific Grove, CA. Alcohol had taken over my life after 20 years of running on the treadmill. This summer was an amazing experience and sobriety is wonderful, but admit that each day is a struggle. I write you as the largest support group possible. I thank the friends of The Nooner who kept our missive running during my absence from technology.

Those of you have been part of this challenge before, I join your club. For those that might be struggling, let me know I am your peer.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to KC Octabiano!

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • The Future of California Elections seeks a strategic, collaborative leader to serve as Executive Director. The ideal candidate would have considerable experience achieving strategic goals from a policy and/or non-profit setting. Could be based in Sacramento, Los Angeles or elsewhere in CA. Competitive salary and benefits. Full details here: bit.ly/1wGaCmx. Deadline: November 14.

  • Learn the legislative process and best practices for effective lobbying. Cover the complete spectrum of governmental advocacy in two days. Veteran lobbyist Ray LeBov presents "Lobbying 101" and "Lobbying 201" seminars November 13-14. $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / support staff, organizations that employ lobbyists, public agencies. Complete info / registration: www.capitolseminars.netor 916 442 5009.
  • 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  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 Brown  Newsom Peterson  Harris Swearengin Chiang Jones  Tuck
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   Tuck
SacBee Brown Newsom Padilla Harris 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
Agnew & Brusavich, A Professional Corporation Yes On Prop 46 $0 10/20/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Janet Nguyen (Support) $1,899 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Marc Steinorth (Support) $1,479 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Young Kim (Support) $1,468 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending David Hadley (Support) $1,702 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Mario Guerra (Support) $1,574 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Andy Vidak (Support) $1,462 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians Against Wasteful Spending Tom Lackey (Support) $1,568 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jose Solorio (Support) $20,000 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Darrell Fong (Oppose) $1,012 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $23,036 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Bonnie Garcia (Support) $18,537 10/20/2014 11/02/2014
Fairpac Independent Expenditure Committee, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California Jeff Stone (Oppose) $4,600 10/22/2014 11/02/2014
Families For An Affordable San Francisco, Sponsored By Labor And Community Organizations David Campos (Support) $1,101 10/31/2014 11/02/2014
Independent Voter Pac Mike Gipson (Support) $3,474 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Independent Voter Pac Ian Calderon (Support) $1,759 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Independent Voter Pac Sharon Quirk Silva (Support) $1,451 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rudy Salas (Support) $1,264 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Independent Voter Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $2,332 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Independent Voter Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $3,787 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Perea Reviving Jobs And The Economy Ballot Measure Committee Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act (Support) $2,750 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Perea Reviving Jobs And The Economy Ballot Measure Committee Water Quality/supply/infrastructure Act (Support) $2,750 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Professional Engineers In California Government (pecg-pac) Elizabeth Echols (Support) $2,000 11/01/2014 11/02/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 (mpo); American Federation Of Teachers - Kids, Families And Teachers Supporting Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $3,000 11/02/2014 11/02/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $22,254 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
California Republican Party Mario A Guerra (Support) $12,967 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $12,418 11/01/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $33,385 09/26/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Richard Pan (Support) $98,255 10/20/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Richard Pan (Support) $1,046 11/01/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $102,335 10/20/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Mike Gipson (Oppose) $49,920 10/21/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Richard Pan (Support) $11,000 09/19/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $28,116 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $22,808 10/28/2014 11/01/2014
California State Council Of Service Employees Political Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $11,162 09/24/2014 11/01/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $27,000 11/01/2014 11/01/2014
Californians For Clean Water Jason Gardea-stinnett (Oppose) $5,597 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Californians For Clean Water Sergio Calderon (Oppose) $1,252 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Californians For Clean Water Roma Elba (Oppose) $1,252 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiat (Support) $7 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee State Budget. Budget Stabilization Account. Legisl (Oppose) $7 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Healthcare Insurance. Rate Changes. Initiative Sta (Support) $7 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Garcia For Assembly 2014 Water Bond. Funding For Water Quality, Supply, Tre (Support) $2,200 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Garcia For Assembly 2014 State Budget Stabilization Account. Legislative C (Support) $2,200 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Gipson For Assembly 2014, Jobs Creation Council Pac To Support Mike Mike Gipson (Support) $4,125 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Golden State Leadership Fund Pac Darrell Fong (Support) $8,000 11/01/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rudy Salas (Support) $1,189 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $3,530 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Mike Gipson (Support) $4,647 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Sharon Quirk Silva (Support) $1,410 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $1,312 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Ian Calderon (Support) $1,573 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $1,312 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Orange County Dignity Pac, Sponsored By Orange County Federation Of Labor, Afl-cio Sharon Quirk-silva (Support) $7,894 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee Justify Rates (Support) $595 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee California Safety Act (Support) $195 10/20/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee California Safety Act (Support) $142 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee Jerry Brown (Support) $148 10/28/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee Justify Rates (Support) $987 10/28/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee Jerry Brown (Support) $609 10/20/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee Justify Rates (Support) $195 10/20/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee California Safety Act (Support) $987 10/28/2014 11/01/2014
Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee Jerry Brown (Support) $492 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
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) $13,950 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Taxpayers For Ethical Government Roman Reyna (Oppose) $9,783 10/31/2014 11/01/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Torlakson (Support) $15,000 11/01/2014 11/01/2014
African American Voter Registration, Education And Participation Project Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiat (Support) $19,838 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
African American Voter Registration, Education And Participation Project Tom Torlakson (Support) $19,838 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Tony Thurmond (Support) $121,515 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Prophet Walker (Oppose) $54,538 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Kamala Harris (Support) $15,487 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Alliance For California's Tomorrow, A California Business Coalition Gavin Newsom (Support) $15,487 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
American Federation Of State, County And Municipal Employees, Afl-cio, Council 36 Mike Gipson (Support) $1,550 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
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) $3,666 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
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) Dran Reese (Oppose) $3,399 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
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) $105 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
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) $105 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Steven Choi (Support) $4,146 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Jeff Lalloway (Support) $4,600 11/01/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Jeff Lalloway (Support) $8,293 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Jeff Lalloway (Support) $4,146 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Measure V (Support) $4,146 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Larry Agran (Oppose) $8,293 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Atlas Political Action Committee Measure W (Support) $4,146 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Alliance, A Coalition Of Consumer Attorneys, Conservationists And Nurses Roger Dickinson (Support) $1,800 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Dominic Caserta (Support) $1,757 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Patrick Kolstad (Support) $1,757 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Apartment Association Political Action Committee Jamie Matthews (Support) $1,757 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Association Of Psychiatric Technicians Pac Lori Heuer (Support) $3,061 10/29/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Renato Almanzor (Support) $533 10/08/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jim Cooper (Support) $5,838 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Armando Benavides (Support) $781 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Elizabeth Block (Support) $18,140 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Peter Chau (Oppose) $22,334 10/27/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Renato Almanzor (Support) $158 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Hardy Brown Jr. (Support) $550 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Brenda Cayme (Support) $781 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Valerie Cuevas (Support) $18,140 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jay Hansen (Support) $2,091 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Renato Almanzor (Support) $97 10/17/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Gino Borgioli (Support) $781 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Julie Hover-smoot (Support) $6,340 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Renato Almanzor (Support) $233 09/25/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Janine Moreno (Support) $781 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Darcie Green (Support) $3,202 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Prophet Walker (Support) $5,000 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association Larry Agran (Oppose) $5,509 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association Jeffrey Lalloway (Support) $2,755 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association Indian Gaming Compacts. Refernedum. (Oppose) $3,080 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association Steven Choi (Support) $2,755 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association James Vanderbilt (Support) $1,293 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association Ann Gaido (Oppose) $5,509 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Homeowners Association Melissa Fox (Oppose) $5,509 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Darrell Fong (Support) $12,802 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Republican Party Al Muratsuchi (Oppose) $9,802 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Republican Party Luis Chavez (Oppose) $16,923 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Republican Party Adam Gray (Oppose) $15,000 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Republican Party Jack M. Mobley, Jr. (Support) $5,400 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Republican Party David Hadley (Support) $8,752 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
California Republican Party Marc Steinorth (Support) $24,185 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Californians Allied For Patient Protection Independent Expenditure Account Assembly Member Roger Dickinson (Oppose) $6,250 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Californians For Fiscal Accountability And Responsibility, Sponsored By Dentists, Physicians, Health Care Workers, Realtors And School Employees Dr. Richard Pan (Support) $49,819 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Californians For Jobs And A Strong Economy Jim Cooper (Support) $38,967 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Campos For Assembly 2014 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Nurses, Teachers And Working Families United To Support David David Chiu (Oppose) $32,878 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $102,780 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $50,000 10/29/2014 10/31/2014
Caring For Californians Sponsored By Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers West And California Association Of Hospitals And Health Systems Richard Pan (Support) $23,646 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Central Valley Young Republicans Political Action Committee Pedro Rios (Support) $15,000 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Democratic Party Of Orange County Mary Ann Gaido (Support) $2,271 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Democratic Party Of Orange County Melissa Fox (Support) $2,271 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Democratic Party Of Orange County Larry Agran (Support) $2,271 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Democrats For Quality Representation Sacramento Checks And Balances Act Of 2014, Measur (Support) $5,357 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Families For An Affordable San Francisco, Sponsored By Labor And Community Organizations David Campos (Support) $1,795 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Families For An Affordable San Francisco, Sponsored By Labor And Community Organizations David Campos (Support) $2,790 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Families For An Affordable San Francisco, Sponsored By Labor And Community Organizations David Chiu (Oppose) $254 10/23/2014 10/31/2014
Families For An Affordable San Francisco, Sponsored By Labor And Community Organizations David Chiu (Oppose) $5,499 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Fresno County Republican Central Committee Andy Vidak (Support) $4,167 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Fresno County Republican Central Committee Anthony Cannella (Support) $1,667 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Garcia For State Senate 2014, Taxpayers Opposing Bonnie Bonnie Garcia (Oppose) $12,491 10/27/2014 10/31/2014
Gipson For Assembly 2014, Jobs Creation Council Pac To Support Mike Mike Gipson (Support) $15,000 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Mike Gipson (Support) $3,540 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Jacqui Irwin (Support) $912 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Sharon Quirk Silva (Support) $685 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rob Mccoy (Oppose) $912 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Ian Calderon (Support) $495 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Tony Thurmond (Support) $4,247 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Independent Voter Pac Rudy Salas (Support) $1,000 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Andy Vidak (Support) $21,254 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Luis Chavez (Oppose) $21,254 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Catharine Baker (Support) $36,453 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Tim Sbranti (Oppose) $11,704 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Keep Ca Strong Prophet Walker (Oppose) $14,489 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Keep Ca Strong Mike Gipson (Support) $3,500 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Keep Ca Strong Mike Gipson (Support) $12,300 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Mario Guerra (Oppose) $99,108 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Million More Voters, Sponsored By The California Labor Federation, Afl-cio Luis Chavez (Support) $30,839 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Nielsen Ballot Measure Committee, Golden State Leadership Council: Senator Jim Ab 1471 Water Quality, Supply & Infrastructure Imp (Support) $3,457 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
San Francisco Alliance For Jobs And Sustainable Growth - Eligible 501 (c)(4) Ie Report Additional Transfer Tax On Residential Property (Oppose) $4,347 08/15/2014 10/31/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Jose Solorio (Support) $30,264 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Solorio Senate 2014 Sponsored By Labor And Public Safty Organizations, Working Families For Janet Nguyen (Oppose) $14,305 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Torlakson (Support) $86,703 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Tom Torlakson (Support) $200,000 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $200,000 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Torlakson For Superintendent Of Public Instruction 2014 With Major Funding By The California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee Marshall Tuck (Oppose) $58,203 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $280,400 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Tuck For State Superintendent 2014; Parents And Teachers For Marshall Tuck (Support) $111,962 10/30/2014 10/31/2014
Vote Planned Parenthood Northern California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund Tim Sbranti (Support) $922 10/19/2014 10/31/2014
Vote Planned Parenthood Northern California, A Project Of Planned Parenthood Northern California Action Fund Tim Sbranti (Support) $1,145 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
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State Campaign-finance Figures For Prop. 45 Wildly Wrong, Proponents Say
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As voters go to the polls, proponents of Proposition 45 say the California Secretary of State's campaign finance website has wildly exaggerated their fundraising and expenditures for the high-profile ballot measure.

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Election Day: Tiny Turnout Expected For Important Vote
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3 Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Could Determine California's Future Pot Vote
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At the close of the most expensive Senate race in history, Republican challenger Thom Tillis joined his volunteers in county GOP headquarters here in North Carolina's largest city on the afternoon before election day, making last-minute calls to voters. He mostly got answering machines.

HomeAway sues S.F. over 'Airbnb law,â
Carolyn Said @
sfgate.com
HomeAway, the nation’s largest vacation-home rental site, filed suit on Monday against San Francisco, saying the city’s new law to regulate short-term rentals in private homes unfairly benefits hometown company Airbnb at the expense of the Austin, Texas-based service and other rivals. The suit says the law — passed by the Board of Supervisors in October and signed by Mayor Ed Lee last week — is anticompetitive, discriminates against vacation hosts by requiring them to be city residents, and discriminates against vacation-website companies by mandating that they collect hotel taxes. “In its apparently single-minded goal to 'legalize Airbnb,’ we claim the supervisors ignored the benefits of responsibly regulating a well-established industry, and embraced an unconstitutional and unenforceable regulation,” Carl Shepherd, co-founder of HomeAway, said in a statement. “The permanent residency requirement is the key to trying to prevent the cannibalization of our housing stock” into vacation rentals, said Judson True, Chiu’s legislative aide. HomeAway isn’t the only critic of the new law, which the Board of Supervisors approved 7-4. Since its passage last month, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has written that it could deplete San Francisco’s permanent housing stock, and a group with backing from housing activists and landlords has said it will seek a 2015 ballot measure with more-stringent regulations.

Political Effects Linger 20 Years After Prop. 187 Targeted Illegal Immigration | The California Report | Kqed News
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“They keep coming,” intoned the ominous voice on the commercial. “Two million illegal immigrants in California. The federal government won’t stop them at the border, yet requires us to pay billions to take care of them.”

Using Plastic Earns Points For California Lawmakers | The Sacramento Bee
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Election 2014: Chronicle reporters to follow
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Election 2014: Chronicle reporters to follow Below is a list of Election 2014 races and the Chronicle staff writers and contributors covering them. STATE RACES Governor Controller Proposition J (minimum wage) 17th Congressional District Sam Whiting: @samwhitingsf

Money A Huge Factor In Proposition 46 Race | State Of Health Blog From Kqed News
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The other two pieces of Prop. 46 are focused more directly on doctors. The measure would require doctors to check a statewide database of drug prescriptions before issuing new prescriptions for narcotics, and would require them to undergo random drug and alcohol testing.

Candidates in hottest races make final appeals: 'Your vote matters'
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Hopscotching across fiercely divided terrain, candidates in the country's hottest contests made their final urgent appeals Monday in a midterm election that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and the size of the Republican House majority.

Election 2014: Top 7 Races To Watch | The Sacramento Bee
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Dianne Feinstein may ask Obama to bypass Congress to protect Mojave sites
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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein threatened Monday to ask President Obama to create two national monuments in the Mojave Desert, without approval of Congress, if lawmakers again fail to pass legislation protecting the land.

State To Release Per-capita Water Use Numbers | The Sacramento Bee
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Throw The Penalty Flag On Misleading Political Ads :: Fox&hounds
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The problem, of course, is none of this would work. The First Amendment rightly forbids government interfering with political speech.

Shooting At Delaware State University Injures One
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One person was shot and injured Monday at a Delaware State University residence hall and the attacker is at large, officials said.

Will Berkeley And San Francisco Soda Tax Measures Set Precedent? | State Of Health Blog From Kqed News
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Many have tried, but none has yet succeeded.

Election Day, 2014, California: Reasons To Vote
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In an era of huge political fund raising and pathetic voter turnout, each vote becomes golden.

Sacramento Neighborhoods Could Benefit From Cap-and-trade Dollars
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Several census tracts in the region, including parts of downtown Sacramento, West Sacramento, Oak Park, North Highlands and south Sacramento, are eligible for more than $200 million in cap-and-trade dollars to address their economic disadvantages.