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THE Nooner for August 17, 2016

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Greetings friends. We're near the end of the thre 3,000 meter steeplechase of the legislative session. 

It's another Cordial Caucus: Celebrating a new TV karaoke screen and Isadore Hall's last Izzy Cordial Caucus in the Legislature. Tonight, 7pm-11pm at Simon's Bar and Cafe (1915 16th Street, Sacramento). Free, no-host bar. 17 electeds, including BOE member Fiona Ma and Speaker Anthony Rendon slated to attend.

Tax relief bill for distressed California homeowners deep-sixed [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - “Senate Bill 907, which had won unanimous approval of the state Senate, died in just a few seconds last week, and that angers Peggy Spatz.”

Regulators holding cap-and-trade auction as lawmakers consider next steps on climate change [Chris Megerian & Melanie Mason @ LAT] - “As lawmakers debate the future of California's climate programs, they'll be keeping an eye on new developments with the state's cap-and-trade program.” 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Port of Oakland's Diego Gonzalez!




  • California Charter Schools Association: The Legal Secretary is responsible for a variety of tasks in support of CCSA’s legal team.  The ideal candidate will have litigation secretary experience. The Legal Secretary will report to the General Counsel/Senior Vice President of Legal Advocacy, along with the three attorneys making up the team.  The Legal Secretary will work in the Sacramento office, but will be assigned to attorneys who work remotely across California. Salary: DOE.

  • Meridian Pacific, Inc. Paid internship involving campaigns for Republican candidates, statewide initiatives and issue advocacy. Those who exemplify strong writing, research, and communications skills will be given preference.  Salary is DOE. Please send cover letter and resume to:
  • The Women's Foundation of California is seeking a five-star writer, experienced project manager and proud feminist to lead our storytelling and digital communications work (email marketing, list building, social media, website, blog, advertising and online engagement). This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter and digital media expert who is looking to flex their exceptional skills as a writer in the service of positioning the Women’s Foundation of California as a thought leader in women’s economic security and a critical catalyst of social change in our communities. Click here to learn more and apply.
  • Introducing Jacobson & Zilber Strategies. Dave Jacobson and Maclen Zilber just launched a new communications and political consulting firm. For more information, visit
  • The Sierra Club-San Francisco Bay Chapter is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chapter Director. ( This position oversees conservation, fundraising, and political program work of 12 Chapter staff, including development, conservation, communications, and administrative staff; hires and trains staff; develops and manages Chapter budget and finances; acts as the voice of the Chapter in local advocacy work; and is regularly involved with major donor and fundraising campaign work. The Chapter Director works closely with a volunteer executive committee. For job details, please apply at Sierra Club Careers webpage.
  • 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 ( No phone calls.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Bill To Ease Tax Payments By Medical Pot Shops Moves To Governor | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Michael Bloomberg Hosting New York Fundraiser For Kamala Harris' U.S. Senate Bid
Update on 'Essential Politics: Pot shops may soon be able to pay taxes in cash, felons could soon vote while serving time in county jai...

Poll: California Voters Favor Tax Hikes On Tobacco, Top Earners | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Lawmakers, Faith Leaders Fast In Support Of An Assembly Bill That Would Phase In Overtime Pay For Farmworkers
Update on 'Essential Politics: Ban on the release of body camera video showing officer's death clears Senate, actors may keep their age...

Bill To Allow More Felons To Vote Heads To Jerry Brown | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

UC Berkeley Chancellor To Resign Following Widespread Criticism By Faculty
UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced Tuesday he will resign.

Tax Relief Bill For Distressed California Homeowners Deep-sixed | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks Planning To Resign - Sfgate
After months of growing campus criticism over his leadership, UC Berkeley Chancellor

Real-life Repercussions Confront Lawmakers Haggling Over Cap-and-trade Program’s Future
A look at how one Shasta County town's workforce may shrink without a portion of California's cap and trade revenues that its local legislator has been asking for in Sacramento.

Pro-tobacco Tax Ad Mostly Rings True | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

An Oil Industry Lobbyist Wrote The Request To Audit The State's Main Climate Change Agency
Update on 'Essential Politics: Pot shops may soon be able to pay taxes in cash, felons could soon vote while serving time in county jai...

California Water Districts: We Can Handle More Years Of Drought | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese @
By Phillip Reese

Shut Out Of Banks, California Pot Shops May Soon Be Able To Pay Their Taxes In Cash
Update on 'Essential Politics: Ban on the release of body camera video showing officer's death clears Senate, actors may keep their age...

Bart To San Jose Gets Funding Promise - Mercury News
The cap-and-trade funds approved by the state Transportation Agency set in motion the flow of almost hundreds of millions more in state money and federal aid. If voters approve a half-cent increase in the Santa Clara County sales tax in November, local bucks for the $4.7 billion extension will be rolling in for many years.

Almost $391 Million In Cap-and-trade Dollars Awarded To Public Transit Projects Across California
Update on 'Essential Politics: Ban on the release of body camera video showing officer's death clears Senate, actors may keep their age...

Clinton Campaign Pushes Back On Theories About The Candidate’s Health

Clinton and her husband have been magnets for conspiracy theories for longer than some current campaign reporters have been alive. But the funnel that carries "undernews" to the mainstream is sturdier than ever. The process is identical to the one that "Hillary's health" went through -- the absurd becomes news, because people start talking about it. It's up to the campaign whether to react to the rumors, or to hunker down and hope they go away.

Sdg&e Aims To Launch Lobbying Arm: Marketing Division Could Be First In The State Allowed To Oppose City-run Electricity Programs |
Solana Beach is looking for a company to help residents buy more renewable energy, such as the electricity produced by the Ocotillo wind project at the foot of Mountain Springs grade leading from San Diego to Imperial County. Union-Tribune file photo by JOHN GIBBINS — John Gibbins

New Sacramento Parking Regulations Disgruntle Residents And Business Owners -
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California Drought: 84 Percent Of Water Agencies Choose Zero As Conservation Target -
Now, the results are in: 343 urban water agencies -- or 84 percent of the 411 largest in the state -- gave themselves a conservation target of zero for the rest of this year.

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Johnson Raised $2.9 Million In First Half Of August - Politico
Salazar praised the 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal late last year for its economic and environmental benefits.