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THE Nooner for June 16, 2016
Happy Thursday! Ugh, tonight we have competing games again. Warriors v. Cavaliers at 6pm on ABC and USA v. Ecuador at 6:30pm on FS1. Which device gets the priority?
Well, with the budget behind us, we can now turn to other issues.
Advice to college/university CEOs: don't send your staff to Switzerland to understand social media, when social media is headquartered down the various I-*80s, and the company visited is already the subject of public disgust.
DOLLARS AND SENSE: California Legislature approves $171 billion state budget [Chris Megerian @ LAT]
With concerns about the potential for another recession casting a shadow over this year’s budget negotiations, California lawmakers approved a new $170.9-billion spending plan on Wednesday that increases some funding for social services but stashes more away in a rainy-day fund.
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The governor successfully convinced lawmakers to stash an extra $2 billion into the rainy-day fund, bringing the total to an estimated $6.7 billion by next summer. The budget includes another $1.75-billion cushion in case revenue runs lower or spending is higher than expected.
CA46 (Santa Ana): In the race to fill Loretta Sanchez's seat, Garden Grove councilmember Bao Nguyen (D) has taken the lead over sheriff commander Bob Peterson (R) for second place behind former state senator Lou Correa (D).
AD68 (Tustin): Irvine mayor Steven Choi (R) has pulled ahead of former Anaheim councilmember Harry Sidhu (R) by 71 votes in the race to succeed Don Wagner. The two are battling for the second place behind Democrat Sean Panihi. Whichever Republican claims that spot should coast in November in this safe GOP district.
MONEY MATTERS! Money rains from perfect storm of politics [Laurel Rosenhall @ CALmatters] - "Interest groups have more at stake this year than usual, and they are spending accordingly. Due to term limits that now allow lawmakers to hold their posts longer, this is the last year until 2024 that a batch of Assembly members will be forced out by term limits. Fourteen of 80 members cannot seek re-election this year, so those contests have no incumbents. But over the next three elections, there will be no vacancies created by term limits."
WTF? Sacramento pastor defends controversial Orlando comments [Sarah Heise]
"People say, 'Well, aren't you sad that 50 sodomites died?' Here's the problem with that, it's like the equivalent of asking me, 'Well, aren't you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?'" [Pastor Roger] Jimenez said. "No, I think that's great. I think that helps society. I think that Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight."
Jimenez went on to say that it was a tragedy more didn't die.
"I'm kind of upset that he didn't finish the job because these people are predators," Jimenez said. "They are abusers, they take advantage of people."
FAST TRACK: California budget pact cuts review for Capitol annex project [Jim Miller @ SacBee] - "The new state budget package lawmakers began approving Wednesday gives the project to renovate or replace the aging Capitol annex a special provision designed to speed up judicial review of any environmental lawsuits challenging the work."
PARTY POP: There soon could be a new 'unknown' voter category in California [Christine Mai-Duc @ LAT] - "The new category will label voters as having an "Unknown" party preference and would apply mostly to voters registering at the Department of Motor Vehicles, where a new voter registration process recently was implemented."
END OF THE ROAD: California lawmakers unplug the state's electric car program [Liam Dillon and Chris Megerian @ LAT] - "The state’s new budget, which is awaiting Brown’s signature after the Legislature’s approval Wednesday, includes nothing for the vehicle subsidies or other efforts to make heavy-duty trucks more environmentally friendly. Meantime, the clean-car programs are pushing people to waiting lists.
#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Carson Eades, Ryan Lillis and Chip Wilkins!
California Budget: By The Numbers | The Sacramento Bee
California lawmakers have approved a $122.5 billion budget that funds state government for 2016-17. The budget was negotiated by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, and the top two legislative leaders, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon of Paramount and Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, of Los Angeles.
California Legislature Approves $171 Billion State Budget
California lawmakers are putting the final touches on a new state budget as concerns about another recession prompts them to stash an extra $2 billion into a reserve fund.
California Budget Pact Cuts Review For Capitol Annex Project | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @ sacbee.com
Proposal reflects language used in Kings arena bill in 2013
L.A. Unified's School Board Wants To Use State Funds For Special Education Students
L.A. school officials are fighting against a state decision telling them to redirect hundreds of millions of dollars from special education
Senator Fuller Says Californians Deserve Better than this Budget
Today, the California State Legislature voted on Senate Bill 826 (D-Leno), the Budget Act of 2016. SB 826 will spend a record $122.5 billion dollars out of the General Fund, which is an increase of nearly $7 billion dollars from the previous year. Senate Republicans believe the Golden State deserve better than this risky, record spending budget that fails to meet the priorities of Californians.
UC Davis Chancellor Sent Aides To Switzerland To Learn Image-boosting Tactics | The Sacramento Bee
Diana Lambert and Sam Stanton @ sacbee.com
University spent more than $17,000 on trips to Switzerland, Texas and Maryland
Open-legislature Measure Hits A Nerve At California Capitol - Capradio.org
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Gov. Jerry Brown Wants To Extend California's Climate Change Law Beyond 2020
Gov. Jerry Brown is endorsing an extension of the state's main climate change law."We will not meet our world-leading clean air and emi...
Why La County Wants Poor Residents To File Their Taxes | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to establish a Center for Financial Empowerment to help low-income residents file taxes and open bank accounts instead of payday lenders, which charge sky-high interest rates.
Statement on Passage of 2016-17 State Budget
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the 2016-17 state budget negotiated between Governor Brown and legislative Democrats:
Gov. Brown Won't Declare Homelessness Crisis An Emergency | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
About 47,000 people are homeless on any given night in Los Angeles County. Officials had hoped the governor would free up emergency funds to deal with the crisis. Richard Vogel/AP
Senator Huff's Statement on Passage of the State Budget
Senator Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) issued the following statement after a revised state budget bill passed the State Senate today:
UC Merced Moves Forward With Major Campus Expansion
Did Duncan Hunter Campaign Pay For His Kids' School Lunches? | Sandiegouniontribune.com
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Fighting Opiate Abuse: Lawmakers, Families Demand Action | The Sacramento Bee
Claudia Buck @ sacbee.com
California state bills proceed to help thwart opiate addiction
Sen. Cannella Brings Home Funding to District
State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was successful in convincing colleagues to include much needed funding for communities throughout his district in the $122 billion California State budget.
Marco Rubio says he will reconsider leaving Senate
Rubio pledged for months not to seek re-election to the Senate while he waged an ill-fated campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
Democrats Push Social Policy Agenda In Good Budget Times | The California Report | Kqed News
“I’m going to thank Gov. Brown today,” she said, laughing.
Trump Gushes About Campaign Of 'honesty' And 'substance' - Politico
Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican...
Senate Republicans: Californians Deserve Better than this Budget
Today, the California State Legislature voted on
Senator Stone Comments On Today's Budget Bill Which Fails To Meet The Priorities Of Californians | Jeff Stone
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