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THE NOONER for November 10, 2014

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Greetings, Nooner community. I'm still recovering from that whirlwind DC trip with the 2:24am EST fire alarm on Friday and now have a cold. Later today we should have an updated vote total on the Ami Bera v. Doug Ose race, which will be key in the Nooner election contest. 


  • "State Controller John Chiang today released his monthly report covering California's cash balance, receipts and disbursements in October 2014. Total revenues for the fourth month of Fiscal Year 2014-15 were $6.0 billion, coming in above Budget Act estimates by $662.2 million, or 12.3 percent. For the fiscal year to date (July 1-October 31), total revenues reached $27.9 billion, beating estimates by $1.2 billion, or 4.5 percent."
  • Prop. 46 foes spent $60 million to maintain 1975 malpractice award cap [Melanie Mason @ LAT] - "[F]acing nearly $60 million amassed by opponents, the ballot measure was rejected by more than two-thirds of voters — failing in every California county. The rejection left lawyers on their heels and the prospect of future increases in pain and suffering awards in medical negligence cases murky."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Noelle Mattock!

#GHOSTSOFCAKEDAYSPAST: Happy birthday to Teddy Gashaw and Patrick Harbison (yesterday)! 




  • The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network is seeking an experienced well-qualified advocate to direct its state legislative program. The State Legislative Director will serve as ACS CAN’s primary lobbyist at the State Capitol responsible for developing and executing its legislative agenda. Requires expertise in health policy, especially the Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal and other access to care issues, and substantial experience working at State Capitol as legislative staff and/or lobbyist. Minimum salary: $85,000. For further details and to apply please visit:

  • 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: 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 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  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: