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THE Nooner for September 22, 2016

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Happy first day of fall! Nice cool morning welcomes the falling leaves.

The money keeps flowing, with lots of legal laundering. The independent expentures are after the classifieds.

POLL POSITION: Poll shows voters like tax hikes, legal pot, while school bonds lag [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “The Public Policy Institute of California survey found the marijuana initiative (Proposition 64) ahead 60 percent to 36 percent, and the tobacco tax increase(Proposition 56) ahead 59 percent to 36 percent. A plurality of voters back the $9 billion bond measure to fund K–12 schools and community college facilities (Proposition 51) 47 percent to 43 percent, though it needs to climb above a majority to pass.”

Poll

PROP 66: Is a plan to end the death penalty on the ropes in California? [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “The survey, completed jointly by the Field Poll and the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, found Proposition 62 ahead 48 to 37 percent, with 15 percent of likely voters undecided.”

Polling memo

US SENATE: Poll suggests tighter Senate race between Harris and Sanchez [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee]:

A poll by the Public Policy Institute of California Wednesday shows likely voters favor Harris by seven percentage points, 32 percent to 25 percent.

Confused? You’re likely not the only one.

Late Tuesday, The Field Poll/Institute for Governmental Studies survey found Harris leading Sanchez, 42 percent to 20 percent. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, conducted online Sept. 1-8 by SurveyMonkey, had Harris ahead by 14 points.

Unlike Field, PPIC did not offer the candidates’ job titles to poll respondents. Harris is the state attorney general and Sanchez is a congresswoman from Orange County.

THE DEAN SPEAKETH: Prop. 55 feeds voter cynicism by extending a 'temporary' tax hike on the rich [George Skelton @ LAT] - “Specifically it’s about their shameless sponsorship of Proposition 55 on the California ballot in November. That initiative would extend Gov. Jerry Brown’s so-called temporary income tax increase into virtual permanency, at least for 12 years.”

 

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NOT GONNA HAPPEN: Override Jerry Brown’s veto? Not likely to happen [David Siders and Jim Miller @ SacBee] - “What Garcia did not do, despite her bill passing the Legislature without a single dissenting vote, was suggest that lawmakers override Brown’s veto. Not since Brown was governor before, in 1979, has the Legislature taken such a step – rare in most states, in California a taboo. In the decades since the last veto override, five governors, including three Republicans and two Democrats, have gone unscathed.” 

MONEY MAN: Tom Steyer puts more money into voter turnout machine [H. Charley Bodkin @ LAT] - “Tom Steyer—the San Francisco billionaire, political donor and environmental advocate—said Tuesday he would put $20 million of his own money behind a campaign to mobilize 2 million voters in eight swing states to boost support for Democrat Hillary Clinton.”

NO SURPRISE HERE: Prop. 13: It's better if you're wealthier [Morgan Cook @ SDUT] - “Almost 40 years after California voters passed Proposition 13 to rein in property-tax increases, available data shows that wealthy Californians have benefited the most, according to a new report from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office.”

HAIKU BALLOT: Every Single State and Local Ballot Measure, Explained – in Haiku! [Hillel Aron @ LA Weekly] - “What's an aspiringly informed voter to do? Well, Damian Carroll has you covered. He's written 24 haikus summarizing each state and local ballot measure.”

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Brian Ross Adams, Assemblyman Rob Bonta and former Assemblyman Roger Dickinson!

 

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CLASSIFIEDS 

  • CJAC Issue Briefing: The Nuisance of Misguided Public Nuisance Litigation - September 28, 2016: Please join the Civil Justice Association of California on September 28 for a complimentary luncheon and panel discussion regarding the effect of nuisance litigation on policy, politics, and local government. The Issue Briefing will be held in the Cafeteria 15L Ultra Room, 1116 15th Street, Sacramento, CA, from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm. FREE MCLE Credit. Details: cjac.org/blog/Issue_Briefing_September_28/. To RSVP, contact Debbie Edgar atdedgar@cjac.org

  • Oakland based public relations, public affairs and Democratic political consulting firm, with a portfolio of high-profile clients seeks an experienced and talented communicator to join our team. Should have at least two years of experience. This is not a campaign job but campaign experience is valued. Resumes, .pdf preferred, to oaklandprsearch@gmail.com
  • 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 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
Building And Protecting A Strong California, A Coalition Of Firefighters, Building Trades, Realtors And Correctional Officers Eric Linder (Support) $17,590 09/20/2016 09/21/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Ling Ling Chang (Support) $31,437 09/20/2016 09/21/2016
California Dental Association Independent Expenditure Pac Catharine Baker (Support) $130,059 09/21/2016 09/21/2016
California Real Estate Independent Expenditure Committee - California Association Of Realtors Marc Berman (Support) $45,673 09/20/2016 09/21/2016
Keeping Californians Working, Dentists, Housing Providers, Energy, And Insurance Agents Marc Steinorth (Support) $27,084 09/21/2016 09/21/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Polls: Voters Favor Legalizing Pot, Outlawing Capital Punishment – East Bay Times
eastbaytimes.com
Ballot initiatives that would make smoking marijuana for recreation legal for all adults and outlaw the death penalty have jumped out to big leads, according to two new polls released Wednesday night.

Tobacco Companies Mislead Voters In Prop. 56 Ads On School Funding | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Prop. 55 Feeds Voter Cynicism By Extending A 'temporary' Tax Hike On The Rich
latimes.com
Skelton on why Proposition 55, which would extend the tax hikes on the states highest earners, is a bad idea

Jerry Brown Signs Measure To Improve Working Conditions In Nail Salons | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Prop. 13: It's Better If You're Wealthier - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
Almost 40 years after California voters passed Proposition 13 to rein in property-tax increases, available data shows that wealthy Californians have benefited the most, according to a new report from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office.

All The California And L.A. Ballot Propositions, Described In Haiku
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown signs legislation to combat cyberbullying, Harris' lead in Senate race grows in new poll'

Did California Spend $5 Billion To Execute 13 People? | Politifact California
subject @
politifact.com
California billionaire and potential gubernatorial candidate Tom Steyer joined the debate over ending the state’s death penalty last week by repeating a questionable claim.

Governor Rejects Bill To Mandate Non-faculty CSU Trustee - Sfgate
sfgate.com
A recent registration system update means that all current site users and subscribers need to reset their passwords when logging in to SFGATE or SFChronicle.com for the first time, starting Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Sentenced To Die? Depends On The County In California | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

The Zuckerbergs Have A New Charitable Goal: End All Disease By 2100 - The Orange County Register
BARBARA ORTUTAY @
ocregister.com
SAN FRANCISCOFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have a lofty new goal: to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. To this end, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, their philanthropic organization, is committing $3 billion over the next decade to help accelerate basic science research.

Who Should Pay Fines If Coastal Commissioners Are Found Guilty Of Breaking Rules? Them Or Taxpayers?
latimes.com
San Diegans say commissioners sued over ex parte meetings should have to pay if found guilty.

Poll Shows Voters Like Tax Hikes, Legal Pot, While School Bonds Lag | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Hillary Clinton counts down to Election Day

While campaigning in Orlando, Fla., Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reminded voters that there are only 45 days to go until Election Day.

Video Of Man Killed By Sacramento Officers Sparks Calls For Immediate Police Reforms | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

4 High-profile Ballot Measures Leading In State Poll - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
A recent registration system update means that all current site users and subscribers need to reset their passwords when logging in to SFGATE or SFChronicle.com for the first time, starting Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Audio: Yes On Prop 61 Campaign Kicks Off In Los Angeles With A Boost From Bernie Sanders Supporters | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Chris Potter via Flickr Creative Commons

Demonstrators Gather In Sacramento To Protest Police Shooting Of Joseph Mann - Capradio.org
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

Crash Kills Firefighter Assigned To Fight Blaze At Vandenberg Air Force Base - The Orange County Register
ocregister.com
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Authorities say a firefighter assigned to a blaze at a California military base was killed and another was seriously hurt when a water tanker truck overturned on a highway.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Assaulted With Pie At Benefit Dinner | The Sacramento Bee
Ellen Garrison and Jessica Hice @
sacbee.com
By Ellen Garrison and Jessica Hice

California Governor Signs Ban On Park Name Trademarks - Sfgate
sfgate.com
A recent registration system update means that all current site users and subscribers need to reset their passwords when logging in to SFGATE or SFChronicle.com for the first time, starting Tuesday, September 13, 2016.