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THE NOONER for January 25, 2016

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Learn about the McGeorge Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree for professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning, at an information session: Jan. 26, 6 p.m. (3200 Fifth Ave.) or Feb. 16, 5:15 p.m. (State Capitol).


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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.

 

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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."

 

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  • Attend a free briefing at the Capitol, and learn more about health insurance in California, and about a key contributor to the Legislature's review of health insurance-related legislation. All interested parties and the public are invited to the California Health Benefits Review Program (CHBRP)'s annual legislative briefing on 2/5/2016 from 10:30 – 11:45 am. The briefing will provide information about CHBRP’s methods and our role in providing independent analysis.
  • Please RSVP to this free event online – REGISTER HERE tinyurl.com/chbrpbriefing2016

    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence seeks experienced Prevention & Education Policy Specialist. College degree required. Responsible for leading and implementing the Partnership’s Adolescent Dating Abuse Policy Project and related strategies. Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@cpedv.org.

  • Thinking about Graduate School?  Sacramento State’s master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration is the region’s most affordable program, offering a rigorous education in both public policy and administration, nested in the political context. More than 400 alumni work in California state and local government as well as private and non-profit organizations. Applications are due March 1, 2016.www.csus.edu/ppa     ppa-01@csus.edu 

  • TBW Media/TBWB Strategies is interviewing experienced campaign managers and campaign staffers at all levels for potential campaign positions with our client campaigns this year throughout California. If interested please send a cover letter, resume, salary history, writing sample and 3 references to Barry Barnes (bbarnes@tbwb.com). No phone calls please.
  • Capital Fellows Program - There are only three weeks left to apply for the Capital Fellows program. The deadline is February 6, and I strongly encourage you to consider it if you are looking at work in the Capitol or as a bridge between undergrad and grad school, as some of the best legislative staff (and even legislators) started as fellows. Get more info here.
  • Vice President, Public Affairs.  Fiona Hutton & Associates, one of California’s largest independent public affairs agencies, is seeking a Vice President to join the firm’s growing Los Angeles office. FHA is an established leader in managing high-profile and controversial issues for a diverse client base. We’re looking for the best of the best. The candidate that thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, working on high stakes situations, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence. The Vice President is responsible for establishing client strategy, overseeing implementation, managing a team and helping grow the business. 

    Please see link for additional details and how to apply: fionahuttonassoc.com/pdf/FHA_VP_Announcement_11316.pdf

  • Fiona Hutton & Associates, one of California’s largest independent public affairs agencies, is seeking an Account Supervisor to join the firm’s growing Los Angeles office. FHA is an established leader in managing high-profile and controversial issues for a diverse client base. We’re looking for the best of the best. The candidate that thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, working on high stakes situations, and demonstrates a commitment to excellence. The Account Supervisor is responsible for tactical implementation of client programs and plans, oversight of communications materials, ensuring quality control and managing a team.

    Please see link for additional details and how to apply: fionahuttonassoc.com/pdf/FHA_Accnt_Supervisor_Announcement_11316.pdf

  • Subscribe to the Capitol Morning Report and closely follow who’s doing what each day in California government and politics. We list news conferences, legislative hearings, state board meetings and other events. Plus we add in community news and announcements from political campaigns. More info at www.capitolmr.com

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA seeks two experienced Senior Campaign Organizers to work with the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates through November 2016. Salary (DOE) and reimbursement of healthcare up to a cap. Details here.
  • THERE'S MUCH MORE TO EFFECTIVE LOBBYING THAN LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY. Get the total picture of lobbying in California with Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's introductory Lobbying 101 and advanced Lobbying 201 seminars January 28-29. $250 each. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy; Lobbying 201 explores time-tested principles / best practices in the equally critical areas of Budget, Regulatory Agency and Executive Branch advocacy plus Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration:  www.capitolseminars.net or 916 442 5009.
  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Regional Political Organizers (Los Angeles and Bay Area). 85,000 member California healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive, motivated political organizers, 3-5 yrs political/union experience. Competitive salary and benefits package. Resume, letter, 3 references: recruiter@seiu-uhw.org

  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA seeks two experienced Senior Campaign Organizers to work with the seven California Planned Parenthood affiliates  on campus  and electoral organizing through the November 2016. Three to five years and two election cycles experience as full time campaign staff required. Prior management experience preferred. Excellent salary (DOE) and cellphone/laptop stipend and reimbursement of healthcare up to a cap. Positions located in the south and north. Details here.


 

 

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Pension Initiative Refiling May Include Legislation | Calpensions
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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
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What Gov. Brown's State Of The State Speech Lacked: Punch
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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
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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Clash on Issues and Vie for Votes of Iowa Women
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As hundreds of volunteers fanned out across the state to knock on doors, the Democratic candidates campaigned in vote-rich counties in eastern Iowa.

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Donald Trump: 'i Try To Pay As Little Tax As Possible'
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San Jose Back In The Running For Early High-speed Rail Link
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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
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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
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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
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Bondi v. Legislature over Medicaid fraud.

Former Concentration Camp To Be Turned Into Luxury Resort - Upi.com
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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
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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.