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THE Nooner for September 10, 2016

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¡Feliz Sabado! Hope you're having a great weekend! 

I've started including the daily independent expenditure reports, following the classifieds. Lots of money flowiing already, 59 days out. On Monday, I'll look at the money flowing through political party committees, which have higher contribution limits, and can give ynlimited amounts to state candidates.

US SENATE: Loretta Sanchez vs. Kamala Harris in Trump University tussle [Matthew Artz @ MercNews] - “Loretta Sanchez on Friday accused state Attorney General Kamala Harris, her opponent in California’s U.S. Senate race, of failing to safeguard residents from Donald Trump’s now- defunct for-profit university, drawing a sharp rebuke from Harris’ camp. Seizing on a story in this newspaper about the $6,000 in campaign contributions Harris received from Trump and later donated to charity, Sanchez, an Orange County congresswoman, called on Harris to “immediately produce all documents regarding Trump University.””

IN THE MAIL: Antonio Villaraigosa is coming to a mailbox near you [Christoher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “A[n Antonio] Villaraigosa spokesman this week confirmed that he’s agreed to be in the Latino Voter Guide slate mail card targeting 1.6 million Latino households (California has just over 10 million voting households, according to data guru Paul Mitchell).”

WHOOPS: That letter that says you're not a registered voter might be wrong [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - ““Whether by intent or by accident, it is clear that the organization that sent out these mailings used bad data and failed to compare that data with the existing voter file,” said Dean Logan, the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters. The group behind the mailing, the non-profit Voter Participation Center, has made headlines before.”

NORCAL: In California politics, Bay Area ‘controls everything’ [Matthew Artz @ MercNews] - “[T]here’s no question that as California turns a deeper shade of blue, Bay Area Democrats are ascendant over their compatriots from the Southland.”

"ONE WORD: PLASTICS": Plastics industry pushing to halt bag-ban momentum [Kurtis Alexander @ SFChron] - “With California out in front of a nationwide trend that could cut deep into the industry’s profits, plastic manufacturers are pushing a state ballot initiative that would allow them to keep at least some of California’s bag market, while putting the rest of the country on notice that they’re willing to fight for their product.”

 

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JUICE: Veto talk swirled around CPUC reform bills [Jeff McDonald @ SDUT] - “When key bills aimed at reforming the California Public Utilities Commission died last month, much of the blame was placed publicly at the feet of a Republican floor leader — someone not typically seen as a make-or-break figure in a Democrat-dominated legislature.”

PROP 64: Marijuana foes report $1.3 million in contributions – from 1 donor [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “The money comes from Julie Schauer, a retiree whose trust is in Oaks, Pa. A committee representative said she strongly opposes marijuana use. The donations began flowing to the committee in April and continued into late July, state records show, but were not disclosed until later, with the latest filing coming Thursday.”

PONCH AND JOHN SAY "NO POSITION": California Highway Patrol stresses neutral position on marijuana legalization [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee]:

The California Highway Patrol on Friday clarified its stance on the marijuana legalization measure following criticism from within its ranks over the proposal’s lack of an established standard to detect stoned motorists.

Earlier this month, Doug Villars, president of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, ripped Proposition 64 for not replicating other states by setting a legal driving limit, such as 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter in drivers’ blood. He called the 0.08 alcohol limit “a big deterrent” that saves lives.”

OUTRAGE: Doris Matsui calls for lower EpiPen prices [Sammy Caiola]:

Rep. Doris Matsui issued a letter Friday demanding that pharmaceutical company Mylan lower the price of the EpiPen, a device that helps millions of people stem severe allergy attacks.

Over the past month, public outrage has grown over the rising cost of the injector device, which dispenses a life-saving drug called epinephrine. That cost has jumped by about 400 percent in the last decade; it now costs about $600 out of pocket for a set of two.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Jennifer Fearing, Assembly Health Chief Consultant RP Thompson and MP's Alex Van Buskirk!

 

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CLASSIFIEDS 

  • The McGeorge Capital Center for Law & Policy presents “Executive Training on Negotiating Legislation & Policy: Skills & Strategy for Success on Friday, Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to Noon, at McGeorge (3200 Fifth Ave, Sacramento). Instructors: McGeorge Professor Jeffry Proske, and Fredericka McGee, '91, VP of California Government Affairs & Operations, American Beverage Association. Intended audience includes lawyers, and non-lawyers with responsibilities in legislation & policy. Participants will learn negotiation skills through an interactive presentation with simulated real-world exercises. MCLE. Breakfast Buffet at 8:30 a.m.. Cost: $50-General; $25-Gov’t/Alumni. Students and prospective students are free. Register at bit.ly/2bPJNfZ.

  • The McGeorge Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree is for professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning without a JD degree. Register for an information session September 21, 5:15 p.m.(State Capitol Room 2040):  The McGeorge Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree is for professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning without a JD degree. Register for an information session September 21, 5:15 p.m. (State Capitol Room 2040): bit.ly/1JzmVwq.

  • Emerge California is seeking a new Executive Director.  Are you a fierce advocate for growing the ranks of Democratic women in elected and appointed office? Are you dedicated to changing the face of politics by making our representation look as diverse as California?
    Consider applying today! Find the full job description here and send your resume and cover letter to the Search Committee at edsearch@emergeca.org. Join the Emerge team, and help advance our mission of identifying, training and encouraging women to run for local public office, get elected and seek higher office!
  • STATE TREASURER JOHN CHIANG discusses his career and run for Governor in this exclusive interview:  vimeo.com/181259980
  • 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: www.capitolseminars.net 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. www.ccsa.org/about/careers/legal-secretary.html

  • Place your classified ad here for $35/week.

 

Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
Keep California Golden Cathleen Galgiani (Support) $25,000 09/08/2016 09/09/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $6,573 09/10/2016 09/09/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Laura Friedman (Support) $25,185 09/10/2016 09/09/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $21,107 09/09/2016 09/09/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $6,336 09/10/2016 09/09/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $12,669 09/09/2016 09/09/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $1,784 09/09/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $22 09/03/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $100 08/30/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $15 09/06/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $155 08/31/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $42,500 09/08/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $219 09/07/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $77 09/01/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The California Learn Initiative (Support) $289 08/11/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $42,565 09/08/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $88 09/02/2016 09/09/2016
United Teachers Los Angeles-political Action Council Of Educators (pace) Issues The Childrens Education And Healthcare Protection (Support) $51 08/29/2016 09/09/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $500 09/01/2016 09/08/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $21,200 09/07/2016 09/08/2016
Edvoice Independent Expenditure Committee Tim Grayson (Support) $19,609 08/31/2016 09/08/2016
Help Organize For Public Education (a.k.a. Cuea H.o.p.e.) Amy Hanacek (Support) $1,411 09/08/2016 09/08/2016
Help Organize For Public Education (a.k.a. Cuea H.o.p.e.) Patricia Holloway (Support) $1,481 09/08/2016 09/08/2016
Help Organize For Public Education (a.k.a. Cuea H.o.p.e.) Pritchard For Capistrano Unified School Dist 2016 (Support) $1,449 09/08/2016 09/08/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $3,701 09/07/2016 09/08/2016
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Eric Linder (Support) $22,715 09/06/2016 09/07/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Young Kim (Support) $24,050 09/06/2016 09/07/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Catharine Baker (Support) $37,688 09/07/2016 09/07/2016
California Association Of Professional Employees Pac (cape Pac) Janice Hahn (Support) $39,980 09/06/2016 09/07/2016
Equality California Political Action Committee Jane Kim (Oppose) $100,707 09/06/2016 09/07/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $6,175 09/07/2016 09/07/2016
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Referendum To Overturn Ban On Single-use Plastic B (Support) $7,512 08/26/2016 09/07/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Anna Caballero (Support) $3,584 09/07/2016 09/07/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Law To Fight Forged Autographs: Luke Skywalker Endorsed, Now Governor Approved | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

S.F. transfer tax measure informally tied to City College
sfgate.com
San Francisco voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to raise the transfer tax on properties selling for at least $5 million — a tax increase that would require the seller to pay the city an additional $12,500 or more depending on how much the building costs. Proposition W, placed on the ballot by city supervisors, would raise an estimated $44 million a year for the city’s general fund and needs a simple majority to pass. [...] in July, the same 10 supervisors who approved the transfer tax also passed a nonbinding resolution expressing their intent to use about $13 million a year from the tax to pay for any city resident or worker employed at least half-time in the city to attend City College of San Francisco free of charge. Most of the money, an estimated 80 percent, would come from downtown office buildings worth at least $25 million, with some of the extra cost expected to be passed along to those buying the buildings and, eventually, their tenants, the city’s Office of Economic Analysis said in a report. Some 50 to 70 single-family homes in the city sell for more than $5 million each year, said Jay Cheng, a deputy director at the San Francisco Association of Realtors, which hasn’t taken a position on Prop. At San Francisco City College, where students can learn a trade or earn an associate’s degree before transferring to a four-year university, roughly 36,000 students took courses for credit last year. [...] if the tax measure passed, and if revenue were allocated to make City College free, students who currently pay no fees would receive up to $1,000 toward other college expenses, said Supervisor Jane Kim, the measure’s primary backer, noting that until 1984 the school was free to everyone. “We realized that making City College free again was another way to help make San Francisco more affordable,” said Kim. Supporters of the transfer tax increase — and, by extension, free City College — hope a side benefit of passage would be attracting more students to the college, which has experienced a huge drain of students since 2012, when a commission threatened to yank accreditation and shut down the school. [...] the state’s general fund has backfilled funding from the loss of students — a program that is about to expire. W “would help increase enrollment, and that’s our biggest problem,” said Rafael Mandelman, president of the Board of Trustees for City College. [...] he said, I think City College should be free. W, emphasizing that the city would have no obligation to use the tax revenue for City College. “Every penny raised by the tax is set up to be funneled straight into the city’s general fund, where it is subject to the whims of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and its budgetary process,” says the argument, adding that the tax hike would be passed along to tenants, including small businesses that rent space in office and commercial buildings. [...] state law lets owners raise rents only on new tenants in rent-controlled buildings — and even then there are restrictions if prior tenants were evicted through an owner move-in or the “Ellis Act,” where a building owner no longer wants to be a landlord, evicts all tenants and then sells the building.

California Schools To Ensure Education For English Learners | The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
California schools agreed to ensure language education for 1.4 million students who are designated as English learners under a federal settlement announced Friday.

Issa Endorsements Of Sanchez, Trump Bring Political Jiu Jitsu To House Race - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
In the department of strange bedfellows, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, has endorsed both GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez, the Democratic congresswoman from Orange.

Antonio Villaraigosa Is Coming To A Mailbox Near You | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Group Wants CpUC Taken Off Decision Over Nuclear Power Plant | Sandiegouniontribune.com
sandiegouniontribune.com
In a joint proposal crafted by Pacific Gas & Electric and environmental groups, the Diablo Canyon nuclear facility is scheduled to go offline, starting in 2024. / Los Angeles Times

North Carolina Elections Board Settles Fight Over Voting Guidelines
nytimes.com
The county-by-county decisions in a battleground state could influence the course of voting in close races for president, governor and a United States Senate seat.

California Highway Patrol Stresses Neutral Position On Marijuana Legalization | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Monday Is Deadline To Get More Than $350,000 In Unclaimed Taxes | Kpbs
City News Service @
kpbs.org
San Diego County's treasurer-tax collector said this week that around $352,000 in overpaid property taxes or county fees remain unclaimed, and Monday is the deadline to come forward.

Sanchez And Harris Spar Over Trump University, For-profit Colleges - The Orange County Register
MATTHEW ARTZ @
ocregister.com
Loretta Sanchez on Friday accused state Attorney General Kamala Harris, her opponent in California’s U.S. Senate race, of failing to safeguard residents from Donald Trump’s now- defunct for-profit university, drawing a sharp rebuke from Harris’ camp.

Appeals Court Overrules Federal Election Official On Proof Of Citizenship For Voting - Politico
politico.com
Several voting rights groups asked for a temporary restraining order in February.

California Pot Legalization Proponents File Complaint Over Surge Of Out-of-state Money | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

More than $4 billion has been spent on federal campaigns so far this cycle

About $858 million has been spent by presidential candidates.

That Letter That Says You’re Not A Registered Voter Might Be Wrong
dailybulletin.com
Today's high

Steve Napolitano Wants Enforcement Of Campaign Contribution Penalties Against Rep. Janice Hahn
D Buses @
presstelegram.com
Today's high

Ap Fact Check: Trump's False Claim Of Opposing The Iraq War | U.S. Elections
elections.ap.org
There is no evidence Trump expressed public opposition to the war before the U.S. invaded. Rather, he offered lukewarm support. The billionaire businessman only began to voice doubts about the conflict well after it began in March 2003.

Reliably Red Ohio County Finds Both Trump and Clinton Hard to Stomach
nytimes.com
Many residents of Delaware County, which last voted for a Democratic president in 1916, simply cannot imagine voting for either candidate.

Pence Releases Decade's Worth Of Tax Returns - Politico
politico.com
Oz is hardly an impartial figure to evaluate the health and fitness of the next potential resident of the White House.

Vw Engineer From California Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy In Emissions Scandal
latimes.com
A longtime Volkswagen engineer from Southern California pleaded guilty in federal court to charges he helped design and implement a software system that enabled the German automaker’s diesel engines to defeat emissions tests.

Pot Is Hot At The Polls; Dozens Of Cities, Counties Face Elections
dailynews.com
Today's high

Trump: Iranian boats 'will be shot out of the water' for improper gestures

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised retribution to Iranian military vessels on Sept. 9, saying when Iranian boats "make gestures at our people, that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water."

One Least One Hanjin Ship Gets Permission To Unload At Port Of Long Beach | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
This picture taken on September 3, 2016 shows containers at the Hanjin Incheon Container Terminal in Seoul. ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images

Think Wells Fargo Ripped You Off? Here's What To Do
latimes.com
Steps customers and former customers should take to receive a reimbursement from Wells Fargo if they think the bank created a bogus account for them.