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THE NOONER for February 2, 2015

 

 

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New laptop! Yea! Of coure, now I am going through password rememberance hell. Back to normal by tomorrow!

Neel Kashkari outspent Jerry Brown in 2014, making it the second election that Brown has been outspent and won. (First time in history?) Of course, Brown also benefitted from the Prop 1/2 accounts...

  • Neel Kashkari: $7.1 million
  • Jerry Brown: $5.9 million

[h/t John Hrabe] 

BITING THE MOUTH THAT FEEDS YOU: State Senate candidate says most Democrats intimidated by 'powerful interests' [David Siders @ SacBee] - "During a panel conversation on the impact of California’s top-two electoral system Friday, Glazer said Democrats who disagree with labor unions on school, budget and pension issues have been “demonized” by influential elements of their own party."

TRAILERS: Costs Continue After Politicians Win Office [Katie Orr @ CPR]

UPSIDE: Another Strong Year Ahead For California Economy? [Ben Adler @ CPR] = "The forecast from Stockton’s University of the Pacific projects California will see statewide job growth this year of 2.3 percent – about the same as last year."


 

**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • FORMER CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE RONALD GEORGE discusses changes to California's judiciary and his career in this exclusive interview:  vimeo.com/92295102
     
    Know a current or former elected official in Southern California we should interview? Our TV program reaches California's #1 zip code for campaign contributions. Send suggestions to:editor@bhweekly.com.
  • Join us February 18 & 19 at the Sacramento Convention Center for the Future of California Elections 2015 Conference “Working Together for a More Inclusive Democracy" Space is limited. Register today!  http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://bit.ly/FOCE2015
  • The James Irvine Foundation 2015 Leadership Awards Luncheon. Join Irvine and state policymakers in honoring California leaders and their breakthrough solutions to critical state issues. Presentations followed by a roundtable on leadership led by KQED’s John Myers. February 5, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Sheraton Grand. Contact Tamara Torlakson - 916-288-2245.

  • The California Charter Schools Association hosts its 5th Annual Back to Session Reception on Monday, February 2 from 5 p.m – 7 p.m. at Ella Dining Room & Bar, 1131 K Street, Sacramento. Legislators and staff are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to governmentaffairs@calcharters.org.
  • TRAINING FOR GRASSROOTS OUTREACH TO LEGISLATORS.  Experienced grassroots organizer Mark Wirth provides training and guidance for organizing the members of your organization for grassroots outreach to legislators.  Training on site at your location and designed to fit the needs of your organization.  www.markwirthgovrelations.com


 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Harris Has Been Laying The Tracks For A Senate Race For A Long Time
latimes.com
In the real world, Kamala Harris ' campaign for the U.S. Senate began just two weeks ago, days after Barbara Boxer 's Jan. 8 announcement that she would retire in 2016. In the political world, her preparations for the race have been apparent for a long time.

Opinion: Election Law Changes Aid Politicians | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
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.

President Obama's budget: More taxes, more spending, same message
latimes.com
President Obama is scheduled to release his latest annual budget proposal Monday, and critics -- OK, Republicans -- are already complaining that Obama wants to spend too much and tax too much.

Pg&e Wields "pervasive" Influence At Puc, Now Described As A "rogue Agency"
George Avalos and Josh Richman Staff writers @
contracostatimes.com
That's the conclusion of Bay Area political leaders, state legislators and a former PUC official who have reviewed a sampling of the 65,000 emails released by PG&E late Friday.

President Obama's Budget: More Taxes, More Spending, Same Message
latimes.com
Republicans may not like President Obama's budget, but they don't like the sequester either

Lawsuit Agreement To Force Schools To Provide Physical Education | Edsource
edsource.org
Meet the StaffJohn Fensterwald | Editor-At-Large

Obama's proposals: From healthy to dead-on-arrival
AARON DAVID MILLER @
politico.com
POLITICO's guide to several of the most intriguing proposals in the president's budget proposal.

Obama Defends $4-trillion Budget, Cites National Security
latimes.com
President Obama launched Monday into the first clash in a series of budget battles as he unveiled his nearly $4-trillion spending plan, immediately calling on Republicans to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security despite their objections to his new immigration policy that the agency will carry out.

Obama's Budget Seeks $534 Billion for Pentagon
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The base defense budget for 2016 exceeds by $35 billion the mandatory across-the-board reductions known as sequestration.

Let Prime Healthcare buy Daughters of Charity's hospitals
latimes.com
Daughters of Charity Health System, a Catholic nonprofit that operates six hospitals primarily for poor and elderly Californians, is reaching the last bead on its fiscal rosary. The chain is losing money at an alarming rate and wants to sell itself to Prime Healthcare Services, but prominent...

Pension Shareholder Clout Reshapes Corporations | Calpensions
calpensions.com
A bitter breakup of a well-known Ohio company, Timken, approved by shareholders in a battle led by CalSTRS and one of its investment funds, Relational, has become a case study as activist shareholders try to squeeze more profit from companies.

Obama Releases Budget, Calls On Republicans To Fund Homeland Security
latimes.com
President Obama launched Monday into the first clash in a series of budget battles as he unveiled his nearly $4-trillion spending plan, immediately calling on Republicans to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security despite their objections to his new immigration policy that the agency will carry out.

Obamaâ
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s budget rests on tax increases and an immigration overhaul that have little chance in Congress, but proposals on spending cuts and the highway trust fund could take root.

Ca Lawmakers Push To Legalize Online Poker | Utsandiego.com
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Descendant Of Douglass, Washington Says Fight Against Slavery Continues | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Stephen Magagnini @
sacbee.com
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Online Poker Showdown: Mike Gatto seeks to exclude jokers while Reggie Jones-Sawyer seeks full house
calnewsroom.com
Assemblymen Mike Gatto, D-Glendale, and Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, have introduced separate proposals to legalize online poker in California. The debate centers on whether to allow horse tracks and bad actors, such as PokerStars.com, to get in on the action.

Cratering Oil Prices Forcing Long Beach To Look At Budget
presstelegram.com
Today's high

Sacramento Area High School Student Diagnosed With Active Tuberculosis - Capradio.org
capradio.org
The student is now isolated at home. Health officials say there is no longer a risk of exposure to students and staff at the school.

Obama Budget Would Target Overseas Earnings to Fund Transportation
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A $478 billion construction spree would seek to upgrade roads, bridges and ports, using money from new taxes on overseas earnings by American companies.

Obama's 10 new taxes
AARON DAVID MILLER @
politico.com
The biggest and boldest among his tax proposals include expanding middle-and-low income family tax credits.