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THE NOONER for April 30, 2015

 

 

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CA24 (Central Coast): Laura Burton Capps is taking a pass at trying to create a family hat trick.

MONEY MATTERS: LAO: "Our best guess now is that, at the end of this week, April PIT collections will exceed the administration's projection for the month by around $1.8 billion, meaning that this week's remaining refunds are assumed to roughly offset the remaining FTB collections."

THE DEAN SPEAKETH: Don't extend tax-the-rich Prop. 30; overhaul the whole tax system [George Skelton @ LAT] - "Proposition 30 should not be extended. The tax system should be rebuilt. It's too old and wobbly to support a vibrant state."

SCHOOLED: Democrats kill Republican bills on teacher tenure, firing [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "A legislative committee on Wednesday rejected Republican education bills that would have overhauled teacher tenure and firing rules in response to a federal judge striking down California's teacher employment laws.

PLUNGE: California's Latino Voter Turnout: What Happened? [Tony Quinn @ Fox and Hounds] - "According to Political Data Inc., California's premier analysts of voting behavior, only 1,317,000 Latinos cast ballots in 2014, or just 15 percent of the total, a huge drop not only from presidential year Latino turnout but even from comparable non-presidential years. Not only did Californians stay home in droves in 2014, but Latinos outpaced them."

HELP WANTED: 'Risk master' Tim Draper soliciting ideas for next ballot proposal [Christopher Cadelago @ Sacbee] - "Draper, the eccentric venture capitalist who spent more than $5 million – nearly $450,000 alone on political consultants – on a fabulously unsuccessful effort to carve the state in six, has announced plans to possibly spend more money.

#CAKEDAY: Happy Birthday to Tim Brown and Geoff Kors!

 

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**CLASSIFIEDS**

  • 7th Annual Mother’s Day Donation Drive ending May 3rd. Needs: diapers, formula, baby food, clothes, toys, and strollers. Donation bins in Capitol Room 2013, 2160, 4164, LOB, and 915 L St., Ste. 110. Hosts: Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and the Sacramento Food Bank. Call (916) 324-4676.

  • Job Opening: Associate for Political Consulting Firm in San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco political consulting firm, specializing in revenue measures for public agencies including, school districts, community colleges, cities and other special districts, seeks a qualified Associate to support our firm’s client services consulting team. Interested candidates: please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to ssternbenoit@tbwb.com

  • Vice President.  Fiona Hutton & Associates Inc., a Los Angeles-based strategic communications and public affairs firm representing corporate, trade association, government, non-profit and political clients involved in complex and often controversial issues, is expanding its team and immediately hiring a Vice President to manage the agency’s high-profile and often complex clients. More info: fionahuttonassoc.com/pdf/FHA_VP_Announcement_040915.pdf

  • STATE SENATOR HOLLY MITCHELL discusses her legislative priorities in this exclusive interview: vimeo.com/124670850

    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.
  • 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]
  • 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.
    Contact Pete Conaty, 916-492-0550, pconaty@sbcglobal.net
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California seeks experienced lobbyist to work on policy issues related to reproductive health, health care, ACA,  Medi-Cal and women’s health. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Details here.
  • Senior, progressive California member of congress seeks state and local political director for active campaign operation.  Candidates must be politically savvy, with excellent communications skills and ability to work with all forms of media including social, ethnic and traditional. Candidates should have at least two cycles of campaign or related political experience in a leadership/management role and a Strong understanding of local political landscape.  The right candidate will have a proven ability to organize and mobilize grassroots, coordinate volunteers and run all aspects of campaign is required. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.  (Read More)

  • California Nurses Association seeks Regulatory / Policy Specialist to help improve healthcare for California patients.  Do you have firsthand Sacramento experience helping to develop laws, policies, or regulations? Permanent full time position.  Excellent benefits -  family healthcare, pension, 401k.  If needed, will help the right person making a long term commitment learn more about health care, and nursing regulations.
    Details  Here 

  • Seeking Diverse Applicants and Progressive Minded Vendors for 2016 Democratic CampaignsInclusv is seeking a diverse pool of talented professionals and vendors for a one of kind repository of staff, consultants and vendors of color. There are commitments from partner organizations and institutions to utilize these resources in hiring, contracting and vending opportunities within Democratic Campaigns for the 2016 Electoral Cycle. Looking for individuals with various levels of political campaign experience, roles range from entry level to senior positions. There is a rigorous screening process to place the right people in the right positions. People of color, women, LBGTQ and those with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply. To submit your resume or join the vendor database, please visit: www.inclusv.com

  • Democratic Congressman seeks highly-motivated individual to serve as Member's DC Scheduler, who will evaluate and respond to meeting requests among other duties. The office’s atmosphere is supportive with opportunities for professional growth. Spanish-speaking candidates preferred. Please send resume to californiascheduler@mail.house.gov.
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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $27,106 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Bonilla For Senate 2015, Sponsored By Firefighters, Doctors, Dentists And Building Trades Organizations; Putting The East Bay First, A Committee To Elect Steven Glazer (Oppose) $120,248 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Bonilla For Senate 2015, Sponsored By Firefighters, Doctors, Dentists And Building Trades Organizations; Putting The East Bay First, A Committee To Elect Susan Bonilla (Support) $100,248 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Steve Glazer (Support) $12,239 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Steve Glazer (Support) $37,548 04/22/2015 04/29/2015
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $176,500 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $99,284 04/23/2015 04/29/2015
Glazer For Senate 2015 Sponsored By Labor Organizations; Working Families Opposing Susan Bonilla (Support) $5,826 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Govern For California Action Committee Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $5,775 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Jobspac, A Bi-partisan Coalition Of California Employers Susan Bonilla (Oppose) $34,305 04/28/2015 04/29/2015
Bloomfield Jr., William E. Steven Glazer (Support) $47,169 04/27/2015 04/28/2015
Bonilla For Senate 2015, Sponsored By Firefighters, Doctors, Dentists And Building Trades Organizations; Putting The East Bay First, A Committee To Elect Steven Glazer (Oppose) $18,700 04/19/2015 04/28/2015
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
A New UC Campus? California Bill Passes Assembly Committee
Katy Murphy @
mercurynews.com
Assembly Bill 1483 would appropriate $50 million for land acquisition and initial building costs and launch a study on the feasibility of creating an 11th campus for the research university.

Big Support In Bipartisan Poll For A More Transparent California Legislature | News Fix | Kqed News
ww2.kqed.org
The political world often predicts electoral success using a model of which voters actually cast ballots. Presidential election years are more likely to mean passage of liberal ideas, while other years lean more toward the conservative viewpoint.

Don't Extend Tax-the-rich Prop. 30; Overhaul The Whole Tax System
latimes.com
The latest numbers are in, and they show that Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase is performing as advertised — generating billions by soaking the rich.

Democrats Kill Republican Bills On Teacher Tenure, Firing
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
A legislative committee on Wednesday rejected Republican education bills that would have overhauled teacher tenure and firing rules in response to a federal judge striking down California’s teacher employment laws.

A Wise Ruling On Judicial Elections And Campaign Finance
latimes.com
The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. hasn't been friendly to legislative attempts to reduce the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. But on Wednesday the court finally found a campaign finance regulation it could support. With Roberts joining four liberal justices, the court upheld a Florida ethics rule prohibiting judicial candidates from personally seeking campaign contributions. It was the right decision.

Sugary Drink Labeling Bill Falls Short In State Senate Panel
Melanie Mason @
latimes.com
A measure to require health warning labels on sodas and other sugary beverages fell flat in a state Senate committee Wednesday afternoon.

Big-time opposition emerges to Warriorsâ
Matier and Ross @
sfgate.com
The Golden State Warriors' plans for an 18,000-seat arena in San Francisco'€™s Mission Bay are suddenly running into big-time political problems. An anonymous group of what organizers describe as big-bucks donors to UCSF hired an imposing cast of consultants — including former UCSF Senior Vice Chancellor Bruce Spaulding and, for a time, Chronicle columnist and former Mayor Willie Brown — to block the plan for the arena and adjacent twin office towers in Mission Bay near the waterfront.

Ex-Pasadena City College President's $400,000 Retirement Deal Nullified
Jason Song @
latimes.com
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Wednesday nullified a nearly $400,000 severance agreement between Pasadena City College and its previous president after finding that school trustees broke open meetings laws while negotiating the deal.

Same-sex Marriage: Supreme Court Justices Don't Know Much About History
latimes.com
The most interesting, and dispiriting, aspect of Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage was the absence in the court chamber of any real understanding of the history of marriage. 

California's Motor Voter Bill Speeds Forward In The State Assembly
Chris Nichols @
utsandiego.com
A bill that could potentially boost California’s voter rolls by millions of people cleared two key hurdles at the Capitol this week. The California New Motor Voter Act won approval from Assembly committees on transportation and elections.

Market Forces Key To Managing Water Crisis :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
Many solutions were suggested but one that seemed to dominate during the long afternoon program was the expectation that market forces would compel the moves necessary to deal with the drought.

Senate Democrats Prod Gov. Jerry Brown For More Drought Spending
latimes.com
Senate Democrats want Gov. Jerry Brown to take swifter action to battle California's drought , such as spending relief funds faster and prodding farmers to use water more efficiently.

National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Lawmakers Refuse to Add More Working Poor to Medicaid
rss.nytimes.com
State lawmakers rejected efforts to expand the state Medicaid program to give the working poor government-funded health insurance, the third year of defeats for the legislation.

Rand Paul To Speak In Sf On ‘disrupting Democracy’
ibabuzz.com
By Josh Richman Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 10:22 am in 2016 presidential election.

Don't extend tax-the-rich Prop. 30; overhaul the whole tax system
George Skelton @
latimes.com
The latest numbers are in, and they show that Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase is performing as advertised — generating billions by soaking the rich.

Senate Minority Leader Responds to Governor's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target
cssrc.us
SACRAMENTO: Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) issued the following statement today in response to an Executive Order issued by the Governor to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

As Health Coverage Spikes, Medical Interpreters In Short Supply | State Of Health Blog From Kqed News
John Gonzales, @
blogs.kqed.org
By John Gonzales, CHCF Center for Health Reporting

Ex-Pasadena City College president's $400,000 retirement deal nullified
latimes.com
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Wednesday nullified a nearly $400,000 severance agreement between Pasadena City College and its previous president after finding that school trustees broke open meetings laws while negotiating the deal.

Critics Of Pacific Rim Free Trade Agreement Cite Worries Over Jobs, Immigration
Samatha Masunga @
latimes.com
About 30 members of unions, immigrant rights groups and an environmental advocacy organization joined Wednesday to voice their concerns that a Pacific Rim free trade deal would reduce U.S. jobs and increase immigration to the country.

Corker Ends Blockade of Budget Deal
rss.nytimes.com
Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, lifted his blockade of a House-Senate deal that would cut $5 trillion in spending over the next decade to balance the federal budget.

Calls To Overturn San Onofre Settlement Intensify Amid PUC Revelations | The California Report | Kqed News
ww2.kqed.org
Sorrentino’s Pizza owner Patrick Quinn is tired of watching the energy bill at his San Diego restaurant go up each month.

Port Truck Drivers Walk Picket Line For Third Day - Mynewsla.com
mynewsla.com
Striking port truck drivers will again be walking a picket line Wednesday, this time at Union Pacific’s Los Angeles Transportation Center as they and their counterparts in San Diego continue their strike against the short haul transport companies for which they work.

Bernie Sanders Announces Campaign for President
rss.nytimes.com
s candidacy will inject a leftist voice into the contest and provide Hillary Rodham Clinton with her first official challenger for the Democratic nomination.