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THE NOONER for April 10, 2015

 

 

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California's Water Security Can't Wait


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SIN AGUA: State regulators: California water use will never be the same [Tony Bizjak @ SacBee]

LAO April Taxes Hated Everywhere … Except Sacramento REVENUE TALLY FOR FIRST 7 DAYS OF APRIL:

  • 2014: $1,718 billion
  • 2015: $2.376 billion

April Taxes Hated Everywhere … Except Sacramento [Jphn Myers @ KQED]

The place where my career started with the amazing Bonnie Slosson is up for sale.

CD24 (Santa Barbara): Hannah-Beth Jackson is planning to serve a full term in the State Senate, suggesting that she is unlikely to run for congress.

AURAL UNPLEASURE: If you didn't get enough of Tim Donnelly when he was in the Assembly, you can get three hours a day starting on April 15.  

WOOF:  Should dogs be protected vs. other animals?

CHALBOARD ERASER: Attorneys general in nine states, including California’s Kamala Harris, are joining a push to erase debts owed by students of troubled giant Corinthian Colleges.

SHOCKING: Hillary Clinton is running for president, as a grandmother. Great news for female candidates in open congressional seats (Well, CA24).

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Loni Hancock, Lindsay Hopkins Phelps, Steve Rivera, and Jim Wood! Weekend #CAKEDAY greetings to Joshua Hoover (Saturday), Chris Reefe (Saturday), Paula Treat (Saturday), and Amy Thoma (Sunday)!

DEPT OF CORRECTIONS: Salud Carbaja;. not Carbahal is a candidate in CD24.

 


 

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  • Harbage Consulting, a health policy consulting firm with expertise in public programs and delivery system reform, is seeking a Communiations Coordinator for its Sacramento office. [more info]
  • Join Capitol Network for its Spring Luncheon featuring Debbie Manning, the first female California State Senate Chief Sergeant-at-Arms. April 23 at 11:30am at Cal Chamber 1215 K Street, Suite 1400, California Room. Click here to register: capitolnetwork.wildapricot.org/event-1848721. For more info, email alevy@cpapsych.org.

  • Corporate & Individual Sponsorships - Available for 8th Annual Assembly Veterans of the Year Luncheon, Wednesday, June 24th.  Event co-sponsored by major veterans groups.  Last year 75 Assemblymembers honored district veterans, 350 people attended.
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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Extending Prop 30 By Camouflage :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Prop 30 was sold to the voters as a temporary tax in 2012. It starts disappearing next year when the sales tax portion of the tax ends. The income tax piece runs for a couple of more years. There are powerful interests who want the tax revenue generated by the measure to continue.

Republicans Propose New Gas Tax Amendment - Capradio.org
capradio.org
The amendment would guarantee that California abides by Proposition 42, which voters passed in 2002. That measure allocated state gas tax revenues to road repairs and public transportation. Republicans say, starting in 2010, some of the money began to be diverted to the state’s General Fund. 

Anaheim Voters To Decide Whether To Make It Harder To Raise Taxes | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Anaheim city officials voted to make it harder to raise taxes when its City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to ask voters whether a two-thirds vote, instead of a simple majority, should be required to place any new tax measure on the ballot for residents to decide.

Utility Won't Appeal $1.6 Billion Penalty For Deadly Blast | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
ELLEN KNICKMEYER @
sacbee.com
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San Diego County Water Authority Asks State To Change New Regulations | Kpbs
City News Service @
kpbs.org
The San Diego County Water Authority called Thursday on state water officials to change proposed regulations that would punish people and agencies that have already been conserving water and investing in new supplies.

Cities Strategize Water-saving Measures
latimes.com
Cities across California are scrambling to figure out how they will meet Gov. Jerry Brown's mandate to cut water use by 25% over the next year.

California Assembly Passes Bill To Save Pets Used For Research | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
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California Regulators Fine Pg&e A Record $1.6 Billion In San Bruno Blast
latimes.com
California regulators approved a record $1.6-billion fine against the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. , even as the new president of the Public Utilities Commission publicly questioned the company’s commitment to safety.

Cornel West, Erica Garner say killing by officer was no surprise
sfgate.com
When different organizations separately invited Race Matters author Cornel West and Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, slain by New York police, to speak at events in Oakland on Thursday night, no one could have known that the nation would again be enraged by a video of a police officer killing a black man, this time in South Carolina. “You live in a society where black lives have such a low priority that people think you can just shoot them like a dog, go home and drink tea,” West said. Garner, speaking before more than 100 at the Betti Ono Gallery in downtown Oakland, said the police choking death of her father — as he said “I can’t breathe” over and over and also captured on video — turned her into an “overnight activist” intent on holding police accountable for unjustified killings of black men. If the chief’s not going to hold them accountable, if the grand jury won’t hold them accountable, if (internal affairs) won’t hold them accountable, who will hold them accountable? Garner’s talk was part of an event that turned into a session to help Oaklanders cope with the trauma of another high-profile police killing of a black man. Garner said she’s been asked whether she considers the arrest of Officer Michael Slager, the South Carolina officer who shot and killed Walter Scott, gives her confidence that things are changing. West, a noted academic, activist and author whose work focuses mainly on race, met with a handful of reporters before speaking on social justice and eliminating inequities in health care at a fundraising event for a Samuel Merritt University scholarship program for black and Latino health care students. He scoffed at people who figure that a nation with a black president, attorney general and secretary of homeland security can’t have a problem with race.

Kamala Harris Urges Debt Forgiveness For Corinthian Students | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
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Sutter Health Considering Closing Major East Bay Hospital - San Francisco Business Times
bizjournals.com
Health Care Leadership Summit

State Regulators: California Water Use Will Never Be The Same | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Tony Bizjak @
sacbee.com
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Who's Responsible For Climate Change Denial In Congress? The Voters
latimes.com
The adage "all politics is local" points to both a virtue and a flaw in the American system of democracy: It helps provide that every vote counts but also that regional cranks get an outsized voice in national, even global, issues.

California Farmers Mount PR Campaign To Counter Backlash Over Water Use
David Siders and Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
When Gov. Jerry Brown announced his unprecedented water use reduction order last week, California farmers were largely spared. They quickly developed another problem: Bad PR.

Senate Republicans Introduce Funding Plan for CA Infrastructure
cssrc.us
SCA 7 guarantees that the state abides by the original intent of Proposition 42 and other Constitutional amendments that sought to dedicate transportation taxes for transportation purposes.

Hillary Clinton to Announce 2016 Run for President on Sunday
rss.nytimes.com
The former secretary of state, senator and first lady is expected to kick off her campaign with a video message on social media and then visit early primary states later in the week.

White House Hopeful Rand Paul Heads To California, Money In Mind
Seema Mehta @
latimes.com
Days after he announced he was running for the White House, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is coming to California – for the usual reason. Like candidates in both parties, the Republican will seek money more than votes in a state that serves as the ATM for national political campaigns.

Several State Officials Subpoenaed In Calderon Corruption Trial
latimes.com
Federal prosecutors have served subpoenas on about 10 staff members in the California Legislature who may be called as witnesses in the August corruption trial of former state Sen. Ronald Calderon, Capitol sources confirmed Thursday.

Cheap Water For Agriculture Worsens California Water Crisis | San Jose Inside
sanjoseinside.com
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Garcetti Pushes L.A. To Conserve More Water With 'save The Drop'
Matt Stevens @
latimes.com
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced what he called an “unprecedented outreach campaign” in the city’s continuing effort to get residents to use less water amid California’s drought.

More State Aid Stabilizes School District Finances | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
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Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike
latimes.com
first contract.

Sacramento Va Hospital Struggles With Waits For Certain Care | The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Bee
ALICIA CHANG @
sacbee.com
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