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THE Nooner for September 7, 2016

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Happy Humpday. Many of you have been walking precincts in your "free" time. Admit it, you've caught more Pokemon than the lit you've dropped.

US SENATE: Loretta Sanchez listed as guest at ‘informational luncheon’ for her Super PAC [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "A super PAC working to boost Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s underdog bid for U.S. Senate is throwing a Friday afternoon event in Newport Beach featuring a special guest: Loretta Sanchez. An invitation obtained by The Sacramento Bee lists Sanchez as the guest of an “informational luncheon” sponsored by California’s New Frontier where attendees will learn about her campaign to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer – and learn how to contribute to it." 

Fortunately for Loretta, the FEC continues to be deadlocked and doesn't enforce its laws.

MORE US SENATE: Loretta Sanchez makes counteroffer in heated negotiations over California Senate debates [Phil Willon @ LAT] - "U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez wants to have four debates — seeking to double the two proposed by her rival in the November election, Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris."


Harris rejects Sanchez debate offer [Phil Willon and Javier Panzar @ LAT] - "California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is refusing a demand from her Senate rival to participate in three additional debates."


Sanchez should accept two Senate debates with Harris [Edit Board @ SDUT] - "Sanchez should’ve proposed the debates months ago. Her staff says she needed to wait to be sure Senate debate dates wouldn’t conflict with presidential debates or major sporting events. Really?"

Nobody watches, folks. Give it up. More people are watching that video of the bear cub frolicking in a backyeard swimming pool than your debate! Get back to the trail.

THE WAITING GAME: Which bills will Jerry Brown sign? [David Siders and Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "With the end-of-session rush over and the Legislature out of town, focus in Sacramento now shifts to Gov. Jerry Brown. The fourth-term Democrat has 789 bills to consider this month, according to his office. He will sign Senate Bill 32, landmark legislation requiring California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. But what of dogs in cars, taxes on tampons and all-gender bathrooms? Here’s a look at bills we’re watching and how Brown might approach them by his Sept. 30 deadline."



CHOICES: Where death row inmates stand: End the death penalty or speed up executions? [Paige St. John @ LAT] - "California voters face two capital punishment choices on the November ballot: End the death penalty or speed the way for execution."

SCARE TACTICS? Is tax extension needed to prevent $4 billion in school cuts? [David Siders @ SacBee] - "The ad correctly states that schools will benefit from Proposition 55 – money that could help avoid school funding reductions in future years. But the ad’s warning of $4 billion in cuts if the measure does not pass relies on an optimistic assumption of how much money the tax will raise, as well as an overly simplistic characterization of school funding estimates." 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Robyn Boyer and Platinum's Mandy Lee!





  • STATE TREASURER JOHN CHIANG discusses his career and run for Governor in this exclusive interview:
  • 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.

  • LOBBYING SUCCESS STARTS HERE. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's Lobbying 101 and 201 seminars give you a comprehensive, real-world picture of lobbying in California -- the people, processes and best practices critical to helping you succeed. Sept. 22-23, $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 Advocacy, Lobbying the Administration and Media Relations. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff; organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists; newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.
  • Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!: The Electricity Markets and Policy Group at LBNL is recruiting for a research position (job title: Scientific Engineering Associate). The Electricity Markets and Policy Group conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis of energy topics centered on the U.S. electricity sector.  Our current research seeks to inform public and private decision-making on public-interest issues related to energy efficiency and demand response, renewable energy, electricity resource and transmission planning, and electricity reliability.
  • The American Civil Liberties Union of California seeks an outgoing, results-driven, and experienced advocate who is passionate about advancing many of the most important – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil rights and liberties in our State Capitol. Please see job description for details.
  • 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.
Is Tax Extension Needed To Prevent $4 Billion In School Cuts? | The Sacramento Bee
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Judge Backs Ballot Language For Metro's Sales Tax Increase Proposal
Metro's description of a sales tax proposal that will appear on the November ballot

Sandag Tax Measure Opponents File Lawsuit | Kpbs
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Opponents of Measure A, which would hike San Diego County's sales tax by a half-cent to fund infrastructure projects, announced on Tuesday that they've filed a lawsuit challenging the accuracy of supporters' ballot statements.

Teachers Unions Launch Ads Criticizing Political Spending By Charter Advocates | 89.3 Kpcc
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FILE - Alex Caputo-Pearl, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, a union representing L.A. Unified teachers, speaks during a rally in February. Kyle Stokes/KPCC

Itt Educational Services, Inc. To Cease Operations At All Itt Technical Institutes Following Federal Actions - Sep 6, 2016
CARMEL, Ind., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ITT Educational Services, Inc. released the following statement:

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Supporters Urge Governor To Sign Bill Ending Statute Of Limitations For Prosecuting Rape
Update on 'Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case'

Should California Change Its Voter Initiative Process? | Kpbs
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Should California Change Its Voter Initiative Process?

Ccsf Needs Prop. B Parcel Tax To Shore Up Faculty Pay - San Francisco Chronicle
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The States With The Biggest Obamacare Struggles Spent Years Undermining The Law
The current turmoil in many state insurance markets has been fueled by steps the law's critics have taken to undermine the 2010 law.

Which Bills Will Jerry Brown Sign? | The Sacramento Bee
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California Counts Poll: Big Leads For Kamala Harris, Yes On 64 -
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The Upcoming Vote On A Banning Ranch Development Will Set The Coastal Commission's Direction
Wednesday's Coastal Commission vote on Newport Banning Ranch won't just determine the fate of one of the biggest coastal developments in years, it will be a test for a panel mired in controversy

Foes Of Tobacco-tax Hike Pour Millions Into Campaign - San Francisco Chronicle
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L.A. County Supervisors Support City Bond Measure For Homeless Housing Construction
Los Angeles County supervisors are expected to vote Tuesday to support a $1.2-billion bond measure the city of Los Angeles is floating in November to build housing for the homeless.

Trump draws rebuke from Clinton campaign for saying she lacks 'a presidential look'

Trump has said regularly on the campaign trail that Clinton does not look presidential.

San Jose State Under Fire In Sexual Harassment Scandal - Mercury News
The case involving Professor Lewis Aptekar raises questions about the campus's response to a problem that has plagued UC Berkeley and other universities in the past year -- and has prompted the campus's new president, Mary Papazian, to take a hard look.

Business Losses And Wins In Legislative Bills Battle :: Fox&hounds
Concerned with the idea of extending and increasing greenhouse gases reduction mandates, the business community’s protests about further loss of manufacturing might and economic disruption fell on deaf ears as the legislature passed SB 32. Brown has already assured Californians he will sign that bill and an accompanying measure that provides some legislative oversight of the California Air Resources Board.

Stalemate On Debates Shadows California Us Senate Contest
After weeks of squabbling, it's possible a debate will never take place.

House Plans To Vote To Allow 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia - Politico
The House will vote this week on a controversial bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, a Republican leadership...

With Nod to Flint Crisis, Senate Weighs a $9 Billion Water Infrastructure Bill
The measure includes $280 million to address the crisis over contaminated drinking water in Flint and funding to combat the algae problem in southeastern Florida.

Whoops: Independent candidate appears to have accidentally picked a running mate
Evan McMullin intended the vice presidential candidate listed on his applications for state ballots to be only a placeholder, but the states say the name will appear on the ballot in November.

Loretta Sanchez Makes Counteroffer In Heated Negotiations Over California Senate Debates
Update on 'Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case'