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What presidential losers do with millions in unspent campaign cash [Alex Daugherty @ McCldauherty] - “Any presidential loser with money left in the bank can use it for a future bid for office, donate it to a charity or political party, or contribute it to another candidate.” 


#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Travis Allen and CSDA's Bernice Creager!




  • Office Space for Rent: Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158.
  • 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

  • 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):

  • 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 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:
  • 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.

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Proposition 55: A Lesson In Not-so-temporary Temporary Taxes :: Fox&hounds
There is a question of how much of the already collected Proposition 30 money actually went into the classroom to boost education.

Jerry Brown Chooses Sides In Another Dem-on-dem Senate Battle | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
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Gun Control Initiative Has Strong Support Among California Voters, Poll Finds
Nearly two-thirds of California voters support a gun control initiative on the November ballot, close to the same percentage of people who say they don’t have a firearm in their home, a survey says.

Despite Trump's Allegations, A 'rigged' Election Is Unlikely, New Study Says - The Orange County Register
Instances of voter fraud are miniscule, most voting systems are safe from outside hackers and the biggest threat to a clean November election may be aging voting machines, according to extensive studies cited Tuesday by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law.

$2 Cigarette Tax Hike: Doctors And Hospitals Fight Tobacco Industry | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
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Tax Candy, Not Tampons, Say Lawmakers Who Pushed For Sales Tax Exemptions
The state lawmaker whose sales tax break for diapers was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown says she thinks the issue should go to voters on the 2018 ballot.

Poll: 1/3 Californians Voting For Trump, Clinton Are Doing So Just To Stop The Other - The Orange County Register
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead in California, but her support – like the support for Republican nominee Donald Trump – is marred by a lack of enthusiasm, according to a poll of California voters released Monday by the Southern California News Group and KABC/Eyewitness News.

Jerry Brown Is Building A Home Off The Grid: One-bedroom, One Soaking Tub And A Solar Array | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
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Frustrated Transportation Groups Urge The Legislature To Come Back In A Lame-duck Session
Update on 'Essential Politics: California ban on orca breeding becomes law, Hillary Clinton tweets support for farmworker overtime'

Tampon, Diaper Taxes Will Endure In California | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
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Former State Insurance Commission Joins Ucsd - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
Former California Insurance Commission Steve Poizner has joined UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management as its inaugural entrepreneur in residence.

On The Death Penalty, California Voters Face Two Stark Choices - San Francisco Chronicle
Four years after California voters decided narrowly to retain the death penalty, they face an even more dramatic choice: abolish executions or try to speed them up by setting tight time limits for state court rulings and limiting appeals.

On Eve Of Hispanic Heritage Month, California Congressman Proposes American Latino Museum For Third Time
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown vetoes bills to eliminate tax on diapers and tampons, Issa challenger responds to past allega...

Sacramento Man Goes From Fighting Terror To Federal Prison | The Sacramento Bee
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Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

The Public Thinks Hillary Clinton Has Misled On Her Health -- How Trump Recast His Image -- Cruz Ponies Up 100k To Help Senate GOP — Susan Rice In Her Own Words - Politico
Trump's daughter says Hillary Clinton had decades of opportunity to enact policies similar to the ones proposed by her father.

Court Questions Whether Berkeley Cell Phone Law Goes Too Far - San Francisco Chronicle
A federal appeals court questioned during a hearing Tuesday whether the city of Berkeley is unduly discouraging customers from buying cell phones by requiring retailers to warn them about the possible radiation effects of carrying switched-on phones close to their bodies.

UC Merced Finally Gets Some Respect In Rankings Of Nation's Best Colleges
UC Merced makes a U.S. News & World Report prestigious list of top universities.

California Brings In More Money Than Expected In August -
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California Coast: Where Obama May Establish New National Monuments
Environment, Parks, Politics

Median Incomes Are Up And Poverty Rate Down, Surprisingly Strong Census Figures Show
Census Bureau's annual report on household incomes, poverty rate and health coverage for U.S. in 2015

Ivanka Trump: Father's Health Is 'unbelievable' - Politico
Even with control of the Senate on the line, Sen. Ted Cruz has been sitting on the sidelines.