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THE Nooner for July 6, 2016

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  • We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Government Relations for the California State Student Association (CSSA). This position informs and advises the Executive Director and Board of Directors on state and federal public policy matters that affect CSU students and public postsecondary education. The position is based in the CSSA Office in downtown Sacramento. This position works directly for CSSA but enjoys the full benefits of state employment through the California State University Chancellor's Office. For more job details, please apply
  • LEARN HOW TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AT GOVERNMENTAL ADVOCACY. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 & 201 seminars cover the total picture of lobbying in California and the people, processes and best practices you need to succeed. July 21-22, $275 each / $500 for both. Lobbying 101 covers the Legislative process and Legislative advocacy. Lobbying 201 explores the equally critical areas of Budget Advocacy, Regulatory Agency, Lobbying the Administration and Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration:
  • Chariot LLC, GOP campaign firm, seeks experienced account support for campaigns in CA, NV through election day. Excellent writing and data skills. $6k to $10k/mo. San Francisco. Resume and cover to:
  • Sales and Administrative Positions for the General Election Cycle. Applicants should be reliable and have experience in political campaigns. Familiarity or experience with slate cards is helpful.  We are looking for self-starters who are able to work independently and as part of a team in our Long Beach office. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, attention to detail, and meeting deadlines is a must! Sales position requires some previous sales experience within the field of politics. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Email cover letter and resume to
  • California Housing Consortium is hiring a Communications & Policy Associate. Duties include external communications, social media, event-planning and policy work. Communications background needed, affordable housing knowledge a plus. Full time, salary around 50k DOE, generous benefits. More info here.

  • Finance Assistant for Frontline Congressional Democrat: The Finance Assistant will be responsible for managing low dollar events, staffing Sacramento call time and assisting with the implementation of the fundraising plan, both in district and nationwide, for a top-targeted Frontline Democrat. Send resume and cover letter to
  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West Regional Political Organizers (Inland Empire and Silicon Valley). 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:

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California Ballot Measure Numbers Change Twice In 28 Hours | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
Secretary of State’s office released three sets of proposition numbers

Laguna Beach To Counter Voter Initiative On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries - The Orange County Register
The statewide ballot measure would allow Californians 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, up to 8 grams of concentrated cannabis and up to six plants.

Veteran Award For Assemblywoman's Boyfriend Riles Republicans | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
Former lawmaker Nathan Fletcher gets nod for work on behalf of veterans

About 70,000 Votes From California's Primary Remain Uncounted As The Final Deadline Looms
The number of uncounted ballots in California from the June 7 presidential primary fell substantially over the holiday weekend and Tues...

Irvine Mayor Steven Choi Headed To November State Assembly Election - The Orange County Register
Irvine Mayor Steven Choi is headed to the November general election in the race to replace termed-out Assemblyman Don Wagner, making him the favorite against a Democratic opponent in the conservative 68th Assembly District.

8 Things To Know About Senate Candidate Kamala Harris' Career Gold Stars And Demerits
The ups and downs of state Atty Gen. Kamala Harris' political life, including landing $20 billion in mortgage relief for Californians and botching a gun repossession program.

House Passes Bill To Save Sacramento-san Joaquin Delta Salmon | The Sacramento Bee
Rep. Jeff Denham’s bill ends goal of doubling striped bass population

Opponents Sue To Stop California's Vaccination Law
Opponents of California's vaccine law sue to overturn the law in court.

Spike In Brea Water Investments From Less Than $400,000 To $39 Million Scrutinized - The Orange County Register
The city of Brea’s investments in a private water company – transactions that now appear to figure in a state ethics investigation – ballooned from less than $400,000 in 2003 to more than $39 million as of January, a Register review of public records shows.

Medical Marijuana Initiative Qualifies For Long Beach Ballot
D Buses @
Today's high

Stripping Assemblyman Of Committee Assignments Dents His Influence -
Ben Bradford @
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Parcel Tax To Help Fund La County Parks Heads To November Ballot
Today's high

Fewer people plan to vote for the major party candidates right now than did in 2004, 2008 or 2012

Tracking the percentage of people who don't want to vote for the major-party candidates.

Donald Trump's Son-in-law's Newspaper Criticizes Tweet
A writer at a New York newspaper owned by Donald Trump’s son-in-law criticized her boss in an open letter published on its website Tuesday.

Did The Governator Protect More Land Than Any California Governor In History? | Politifact California
subject @
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s achievements are many: Body builder. Movie star. Governator. Honorary Forest Ranger.

Donald Trump: World Would Be '100%' Better With Hussein, Gadhafi In Power -
Jeremy Diamond, CNN @
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Caltrans: Pay By The Mile Program Seeks To Balance Enforcement, Privacy, Equity -
It's all part of an effort to stem the loss of dwindling gas tax funds, which have been falling over the past decade as fuel efficiency standards increase and as more and more people switch to hybrid or electric vehicles.

Ap Fact Check: Clinton Email Claims Collapse Under FBI Probe | The Sacramento Bee
Key assertions by Hillary Clinton in defense of her email practices have collapsed under FBI scrutiny.

Obama Says Clinton Is The Most Qualified Presidential Candidate Ever - Politico
Donald Trump said Clinton's email investigation was part of a 'rigged system'

Why Providence St. Joseph Will Spend $100 Million On Mental Health Care
Today's high

Clinton to propose 3-month hiatus for repayment of student loans

Clinton will propose the hiatus on loan repayment, part of a larger package of education-related proposals intended to appeal to young voters, on Wednesday, according to preview material obtained by The Washington Post.

Walker Backs 'he' Over 'she' For President - Politico
President Barack Obama says he will keep 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan after he leaves office in January, the latest about face from a commander-in-chief...