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THE NOONER for January 25, 2016
Good morning from the 95811. This is a quiet week at the State Capitol, with last week's "house of origin" and bill submission deadline. And, people are waiting on the February 1 deadline for state and federal campaign finance reports (delayed since January 31 because it's a Sunday).
AURAL PLEASURE: I had a great time chatting with my friends at Capitol Weekly/Open California for their podcast. It's a quiet week in Sacramento, so tickle your ears (but please nothing else) with this.
It's, of course, a week to celebrate the Broncos' win. Did that really happen? Thank you to that defense.
Meanwhile, Two men stabbed by mob in S.F.’s Tenderloin [Evan Sernoffsky @ SFGate]: Not a great headline two weeks before the "village" of the Santa Clara Super Bowl is hosted in the neighborhood.
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY: Big budget issue for California is whether to save or spend money [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "The early stages of the 2016-17 budget process appear to deviate from that pattern. Unusually, Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor generally pronounced Brown’s revenue estimates an “excellent starting point,” which is his way of saying he agrees with them. That’s a little disappointing to Taylor’s bosses, who want to spend considerably more money than Brown proposes, mostly on “safety net” health and welfare programs."
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Pension Initiative Refiling May Include Legislation | Calpensions
A bipartisan group announced the end last week of an attempt to put a public pension reform initiative on the ballot this fall, aiming instead for the November 2018 ballot. Its refiled initiative also may be put into a bill in the Legislature.
Big Budget Issue For California Is Whether To Save Or Spend Money | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
Jerry Brown wants to sock away extra billions
What Gov. Brown's State Of The State Speech Lacked: Punch
Gov. Jerry Brown shakes hands at his State of the State address before a joint session of the California Legislature in Sacramento on Jan. 21.
7 days till Iowa: The latest photos from the campaign trail
With the Iowa caucuses just a flip of a calendar page away, POLITICO takes you on the campaign trail Sunday, Jan. 24, as presidential candidates scramble for last-minute support.
Is He Or Isn't He? Tom Steyer Isn't Saying Whether He'll Run For Governor
Tom Steyer speaks at McClatchy High School in Sacramento.
5 Takeaways From Portugal’s Presidential Election – Politico
Uneasy cohabitation ahead as voters choose center-right president.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Clash on Issues and Vie for Votes of Iowa Women
As hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the state to knock on doors, the Democratic candidates campaigned in vote-rich counties in eastern Iowa.
Bumping Up Minimum Wage Helps Workers, Costs Businesses And Customers | The Sacramento Bee
Hudson Sangree and Mark Glover @ sacbee.com
Living-wage advocates are pushing for a $15-an-hour minimum
Donald Trump: 'i Try To Pay As Little Tax As Possible'
More from Trail Guide Jan. 23 Donald Trump says he could 'shoot somebody' and not lose voters Jan. 22 Chris Christie heads back to New Jersey as blizzard approaches Jan. 21 Donald Trump and Ted Cruz try to debunk each other's outsider image Jan. 20 Sarah Palin, on the trail with Donald Trump, talks...
Ap Nation / World | Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown - Ap Nation / World
>Union Democrat | Sonora News, Sports, & Weather, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown
San Jose Back In The Running For Early High-speed Rail Link
Eric Kurhi @ mercurynews.com
The alternative being examined would run from Silicon Valley to Bakersfield and be less costly than the current proposal to connect the Central Valley with Burbank because it wouldn't entail expensive tunneling costs, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Noam Chomsky On Hillary Clinton 2016: I'd 'absolutely' Vote For Her - Politico
Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman on Monday threw his support behind Jeb Bush, contrasting the former Florida governor with Republican poll leader Donald...
First Draft: Senate Will Curtail Week Because of Snow; House Cancels Votes
In a week that was already going to be shortened by a House Democrat retreat, House Republican leaders said they would resume business on Feb. 1, citing the difficulty of traveling into a snowbound city. The Senate prepared to convene this week, but it will do so a day later than expected.
1 Week To Iowa: Caucus Weather May Be Balmy – Obama Throws Cold Water On Bernie: Tells Glenn Thrush That Potus Doesn’t ‘have The Luxury Of Just Focusing On One Thing’ -- Trump: ‘my Memory Is One Of The Greats’ - Politic
Bondi v. Legislature over Medicaid fraud.
Former Concentration Camp To Be Turned Into Luxury Resort - Upi.com
Shawn Price @ upi.com
The government of Montenegro gave the go-ahead to refurbish the historical site after posting an ad declaring the tiny island -- just 200 meters in diameter -- on the Adriatic Sea was open for investors.
Critically Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles Still Roam The Pacific, For Now
Leatherback sea turtles roam across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans on migratory journeys between nesting sites and feeding grounds. In the Pacific, some aim for California's Central Coast, between the Russian River and Monterey Bay, to feast on the jellyfish that live there. Now, though, there are fewer leatherback visitors to California's waters than in years past. Western Pacific leatherbacks -- the group that includes the turtles that visit California -- are critically endangered, thanks to accidental capture, egg harvesting, and beach development and erosion.
Full Transcript: Politico’s Glenn Thrush Interviews President Barack Obama On Iowa, 2016, And The Choice Between Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders - Politico
TARR backs KASICH
As Security Ramps Up For Super Bowl, Soft Targets Are A Concern - San Francisco Chronicle
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'citizen Scientists' Use Drones To Map El Nino Flooding
View the discussion thread.
Top Sanders Surrogate Fires Back At Obama - Politico
"Bernie is trying to continue on that path, not go back to the 1990s of President Clinton," he said.