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THE Nooner for September 20, 2016
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Good morning Noonerific people! I'm on the choo-choo heading to SF to speak at the Public Policy Institute of California. It's a beautiful morning to be on the train, with a daytime moon smiling down on us.
CA46 (Santa Ana): Attacks between Lou Correa and Bao Nguyen grow in the race to replace Loretta Sanchez [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - “Fighting to narrow Lou Correa’s big lead in money and primary voters, congressional candidate Bao Nguyen is aggressively going after his fellow Democrat – and Correa is striking back.”
CA49 (Carlsbad): Why Democrats think this retired U.S. Marines colonel could unseat longtime San Diego County Rep. Darrell Issa [Phil Willon @ LAT] - “Douglas Applegate knew he might get an earful when he started knocking on doors in this solidly Republican town, once home to Richard Nixon’s Western White House.”
TWO OF EACH: Governor compares fighting climate change to building Noah’s Ark [David Siders @ SacBee] - “Gov. Jerry Brown, likening efforts to reduce climate change to the construction of Noah’s Ark, pressed forward Monday with an expansion of the state’s increasingly stringent state climate program, signing legislation requiring California to reduce emissions of fluorinated gases, black carbon and methane.”
MOO: California governor backs rules on cow, landfill emissions [AP] - “California will begin regulating greenhouse-gas emissions tied to dairy cows and landfills under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, escalating state efforts to fight climate change beyond carbon-based gases to include methane and other pollutants.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymembers Brian Dahle and Shirley Weber!
Official Voter Information Guide | California Secretary Of State
I, Alex Padilla, Secretary of State of the State of California, do hereby certify that the measures included herein will be submitted to the electors of the State of California at the General Election to be held throughout the State on November 8, 2016, and that this guide has been correctly prepared in accordance with the law. Witness my hand and the Great Seal of the State in Sacramento, California, this 15th day of August, 2016.
Proposition 57 Will Reduce Prison Population; Some Say Threatens Public Safety | The Press Democrat
PAUL PAYNE @ pressdemocrat.com
The measure is seen as a third step toward complying with a federal court order to reduce the state prison population, which now stands at about 128,000 inmates. Two previous measures, Proposition 47 in 2014, which reduced some felonies to misdemeanors, and a statewide prison realignment shifting inmates from prison to county jails in 2011 led to a drop in state prison rolls of tens of thousands of people.
100-acre Great Park Development That Could Earn O.C. $4 Billion Causes Political Fight, Lawsuit Threats - The Orange County Register
JORDAN GRAHAM @ ocregister.com
A county proposal to develop 100 acres it owns just south of the Great Park into apartments, hotels and retail could earn it nearly $4 billion over 75 years. But Irvine officials already are threatening to sue over a project they claim is a money grab that will congest roads and prevent future nearby developments.
Family Earn Less Than $140k? Kamala Harris Says You Should Go To College Free | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Doe V. Antioch - Students Matter
The California Constitution guarantees every student in California equal access to a quality education, including equal access to effective teachers. As the evidence presented in Vergara v. California overwhelmingly demonstrated, teacher quality is the most important in-school factor affecting student success. In order to ensure that all students are being taught by effective teachers, school districts need a fair and consistent way to evaluate educators. Originally enacted by the California Legislature in 1971, the Stull Act requires school districts to evaluate the performance of teachers and other certificated employees using multiple measures of performance, including student progress toward district and state academic content standards, as measured by standardized tests.
Senate Is Set to Vote on Zika and Government Funding
Sticking points remain, but the chamber is expected to vote to advance a bill to finance the overall government and to pay for efforts to combat the virus.
Demand For ‘clawback’ Of Bank Executives’ Multimillion-dollar Pay Expected At Senate Hearing
Wells Fargo's scandal is putting focus on "clawbacks" of executive compensation
Nra Warns Voters That Clinton Will Leave Them Unprotected - Politico
Reid did his best reprisal of his 2012 strategy to hammer Mitt Romney over his tax returns, declaring on the Senate floor that Donald Trump is a 'swindler'.
Tesla, Solarcity Merger Faces Lawsuits Amid Cash Burn
Tesla Motors and SolarCity will have to battle four lawsuits that aim to block a proposed merger, according to new regulatory filings.
Attacks Between Lou Correa And Bao Nguyen Grow In The Race To Replace Loretta Sanchez - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @ ocregister.com
Fighting to narrow Lou Correa’s big lead in money and primary voters, congressional candidate Bao Nguyen is aggressively going after his fellow Democrat – and Correa is striking back.
Sen. Moorlach Reacts to Gov. Brown Signing More Feel-Good Climate Legislation
Following Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 1383 (Lara) today, Senator John Moorlach issued the following statement:
Some Early End-game Wisdom :: Fox&hounds
Here is a fascinating point about surrogate use: Bill Clinton was at his best campaigning for Barack Obama. President Obama is at his best campaigning for Hillary Clinton.
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs ‘toughest’ Restrictions On Pollutants In Long Beach
Can This Retired U.S. Marines Colonel Unseat Longtime San Diego County Rep. Darrell Issa?
Rep. Darrell Issa's once impenetrable GOP stronghold is now in play. Doug Applegate, a retired Marine colonel and Iraq War veteran, has the Republican stalwart sweating out his bid for reelection.
Ivanka Trump Heads To Capitol Hill Tuesday - Politico
House Republicans have a money problem heading into the final weeks of the campaign and it's partly driven by the House Freedom Caucus.
Skid Row Spice Outbreak Was Rehearsal For ‘mass Casualty’ Event, Health Expert Says
The Plight Of Deported Us Vets Raised In Legislation | Kpbs
Steve Walsh @ kpbs.org
The American Civil Liberties Union is promoting legislation geared to helping non-citizen veterans facing deportation.
Audio: Santa Barbara To Consider Outdoor Watering Ban | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
Santa Barbara is considering banning all outdoor watering in the face of the ongoing drought. A gardener walks past a row of sprinklers watering plants in South Pasadena, California on Jan. 21, 2014. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Elder Bush Plans to Vote for Hillary Clinton, a Kennedy Says
Robert F. KennedyâÂÂs eldest daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said the 41st president plans to vote Democratic in the presidential election.
Trump campaign avoids scandal-plagued former Miami congressman and Rubio pal
TrumpâÂÂs campaign wanted nothing to do with unauthorized use of the presidential nomineeâÂÂs name on political event invite