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THE NOONER for August 31, 2016

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Happy end-of-session day! I tweeted earlier today that it was #SineDie day. I was appropriatly corrected that it's not Sine Die, as the Legislature doesn't adjourn before the new one assumes office (November 30). However, all regular session bills are done at midnight tonight (that's Willie Brown time).

Capitol Weekly and UC Center present:
California Health – September 15, 2016



SKIPPING WORK: Sacramento mayor, council members get pay hike – no matter their attendance record [Anitra Chabria @ SacBee] - “Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and City Council members will receive a 2 percent raise after the city’s compensation committee granted them a pay bump Monday night. But one committee member questioned whether pay could be docked for council members – including the mayor – for leaving meetings early.”



THE OTHER SENATE RACE: Musical Chairs Galore, Should CA Sen. Feinstein Retire [Dave Jacobson and Maclean Wilber @ HuffPo] - “Feinstein has given no public indication whatsoever that she will retire, but it is still nonetheless a real enough prospect for political obsessives to contemplate.” 





  • Research Associate position with EdInsights, through University Enterprises, Inc. on the Sac State Campus
    The Education Insights Center (EdInsights) is an entirely self-supporting unit of the California State University, Sacramento. EdInsights works to inform and improve policymaking and practice for K-12 education, community colleges, and public universities. The Research Associate position is responsible for conducting evaluation research in support of the California Community Colleges Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) evaluation. This will involve qualitative and quantitative data and will require fieldwork, interviews, policy analysis, case studies, advanced statistical analysis of large and small data sets, and other analytical approaches. Apply by 9/2/2016 to be considered.

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An Effort To Fix California's Outdated Campaign Cash Database Approved By The Legislature
Update on 'Essential Politics: Live updates on a flurry of final votes in the California Legislature'

Senator Stone's bill, signed by Gov. Brown, will expand healthcare in the Coachella Valley
Senate Bill 1261 by State Senator Jeff Stone (R-La Quinta), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. This bill will expand medical care to California residents by allowing out-of-state doctors to volunteer their time and skills while visiting the state.

Sentencing Laws In California Could Be Changed To Add Language About Rehabilitation
Update on 'Essential Politics: Live updates on a flurry of final votes in the California Legislature'

Having A California Baby? Assembly Passes Bill Seeking To Protect Your Job | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Yes, In Your Backyard: Legislature OKs Easing Restrictions On Building 'granny Flats' In California
Update on 'Essential Politics: Live updates on a flurry of final votes in the California Legislature'

Sacramento Council Members End Demand For Police Shooting Video | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

The Republican Presidential Candidate And The Mexican President Confirmed The News On Twitter
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Joe Hicks Took On David Duke :: Fox&hounds
Twenty years ago next month, former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke came to California to engage in a high profile debate on Proposition 209, the initiative to close down affirmative action. Joe Hicks, former executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded by Martine Luther King, Jr., took up the challenge to debate Duke at Cal State Northridge. Hicks passed away this week at age 75.

Assigning LAPD Officers To Work Security At Rams Games An Illegal 'gift' From City, Lawsuit Claims
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles, alleging an illegal “gift of public funds” relating to police security at Rams home games.

Concealed-gun Fees Could Increase Under Bill Headed To Brown | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Gov. Jerry Brown, State Lawmakers Reach Last-minute Deal On Spending Cap-and-trade Revenues
Update on 'Essential Politics: A flurry of final votes in the California Legislature on everything from drones to smoking ban on state ...

Police Investigation Could Put Plans To Display Naked Trump Statue On Hold - Sfgate
A police investigation into who erected a naked statue of presidential candidate Donald Trump in San Francisco earlier this month could delay plans to put it on display at a San Francisco bar this weekend and return it to the artist who created it. While some cities quietly removed their statues, in San Francisco police took it into custody the next day and are investigating it as a case of felony vandalism because the glue used to secure it damaged the sidewalk. Police spokeswoman Officer Giselle Talkoff said the statue remains booked as evidence in a crime that remains under open and active investigation.

Farmworker Overtime Bill Is Another Factor In Agricultural Evolution | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
Observations on California and its politics

U.S. High Court Refuses To Reinstate North Carolina Voter Id Requirement - Politico
The decision means voters won't have to show one of several qualifying photo IDs when casting ballots in the presidential battleground state. Early...