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THE Nooner for September 23, 2016

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DISTRICT UPDATES 

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Happy Friday. You made it!

If you missed the pilot episode of Designated Survivor, you missed out! Fortunately, it is online. Also, tomorrow is the Farm to Fork Festival from 11am-6pm on Capitol Mall starting at 5th and Capitol. It's free, with a couple of dozen local vendors selling foor and beverahs.

CA17 (Milpitas): Honda sues opponent Khanna — claims donor info was pilfered [John Wildermuth @ SFChron] - “The campaign manager for Ro Khanna broke into a private computer system and illegally downloaded lists of the financial contributions and personal information of more than 10,000 supporters of Rep. Mike Honda, the congressman charged Thursday.”

Holy s***, the campaign manager briefly worked for the firm that does fundraising for Honda. Oh, yeah, he kept using the password that he was provided at that firm for a Dropbox account that hosts various fundraising lists and documents.

Brian Parvizshahi’s biggest concern shouldn’t be losing his job or the two civil lawsuits filed against the Khanna campaign by Honda, but rather the possibility of criminal charges against him.

The news around this may be the lifeline for Honda, who beat Khanna by 3.6% in 2014.

POLL POSITION: Today's Field Poll release is on 63 and 64. Questions included the official title and summary.

Proposition 63 (Gun control)

  • Yes: 60%
  • No: 30%
  • Undecided: 10% 

Proposition 64 (Marijuana legalization):

  • Yes: 60%
  • No: 30%
  • Undecided: 9% 

(n=942 likely voters; September 7-13; YouGov online.)

Those are big numbers. Yesterday, the Calilfornia Police Chiefs Association announced its opposiition to the gun control initiative, but it's likely too late to get on slate cards, and they don't the ability to independently spend much.

On the marijuana initiative, supporters hope that they wait to smoke until after they have voted.

Speaking of, Why there’s a $12 million gap in reports on legal pot campaign [Brooke Edwards @ OCR] - “One factor in the case of Proposition 64, the pro-legalization initiative on the November ballot, has been a proliferation of committees filing reports each time they move funds between groups promoting or opposing the measure. That’s led to millions of dollars being counted twice and has made it difficult to track the origins of some of the money.”

Below the classifieds is the independent expenditures report. Yesterday was a big day.

DOING THE LAUNDRY: State and local parties continue to pump big money into the hot legislative races, in which they can far exceed the $4,200 limit individuals, PACs, and corporations face. But, those entities can give much larger amounts to the parties, and as soon as it hits party accounts, the money is washed and then can be given to candidates.

 

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CA36 (Coachella Valley): Jeff Stone made a promise about his pay if he beats Raul Ruiz [Jeff Horseman @ PE] - “State Sen. Jeff Stone on Wednesday, Sept. 21 promised to donate his six-figure salary to charity if voters elect him to Congress.”

It would be interesting if he, if elected would complete the promise after the first year or term. Congress and the Legislature have seen lots of these promises over the year, and usually they don’t stick after a period of time.a

ELECTROFIED: California auditor blasts PUC over spending, conflicts of interest [Adam Ashton @ SacBee] - “California’s energy regulator has lax control over its own spending, fails to disclose public records and allows its board members to travel at the expense of a nonprofit group closely tied to the companies it monitors, according to a stinging report from the state auditor’s office on Thursday.” 

Sacramento economy grows at fastest pace in a decade [Phillip Reese @ SacBee] - “The Sacramento region's economy grew 3.5 percent last year, the fastest increase since 2005, after adjusting for inflation, according to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.”

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 at dedgar@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.
  • 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.

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Ballot Measures: Gun Control, Marijuana Initiatives Receive Strong Support, Poll Shows
mercurynews.com
Ballot Measures, California Ballot Measures, Gun Control, Marijuana

Consumers Hungering For More Assembly Speeches? Have At It, Ad-makers | The Sacramento Bee
David Siders @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Did Wells Fargo Violate Overtime Laws? Elizabeth Warren Among 8 Senators Seeking Labor Investigation
latimes.com
A group of senators on Thursday requested a federal investigation into whether Wells Fargo & Co. violated labor laws after allegations the bank failed to pay overtime to tellers and other employees who worked late nights and weekends to meet aggressive sales quotas.

California Auditor Blasts PUC Over Spending, Conflicts Of Interest | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Poll Finds 60 Percent Of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana - 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.

Transportation, Housing Crises Get Short Shrift In Legislature | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Observations on California and its politics

State Auditor Calls For CpUC Reforms - The San Diego Union-tribune
San Diego Union Tribune @
sandiegouniontribune.com
State utility regulators, already under criminal investigation for their ties to monopolies they oversee, should ban gifts and travel from energy companies and trade groups to avoid the appearance of improper relationships, a state audit released Thursday said.

State Audit: California's Energy Regulator Open To Improper Influence From Utilities, Contractors
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown signs legislation to combat cyberbullying, Harris' lead in Senate race grows in new poll'

Cage Match Of The Marks: California’s Polling Miasma
calbuzz.com
Behind the news: California A.G. Kamala Harris remains the favorite against Representative and sister Democrat Loretta Sanchez in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Babs Boxer.

Stop Talking About Racism In Law Enforcement, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Says
latimes.com
Update on 'Campaign 2016 updates: Donald Trump lauds stop-and-frisk policies'

Education Department Issues Death Penalty To For-profit College Accreditor - Politico
politico.com
The accreditor's seal of approval had allowed billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded Pell Grants and federal loans to flow to the now-defunct Corinthian...

Four Brothers Say They Were Kidnapped And Forced To Work On Marijuana Farm In Northern California
latimes.com
Two women arrested for kidnapping and torture on marijuana farm

Elaine Howle Articles, Photos, And Videos - San Diego Union Tribune
sandiegouniontribune.com
State utility regulators, already under criminal investigation for their ties to monopolies they oversee, should ban gifts and travel from energy companies and trade groups to avoid the appearance of improper relationships, a state audit released Thursday said.

Education Department Terminates Federal Recognition Of For-profit College Accreditor - Politico
politico.com
"Russian intelligence agencies are making a serious and concerted effort to influence the U.S. election," said Sen. Feinstein.

Sacramentans Still Conserving, But Water Use Grew In August | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler

California, Other States Not Doing Enough To Take Guns From Felons, New Study Finds
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown signs legislation to combat cyberbullying, Harris' lead in Senate race grows in new poll'

Keepers Of The Bud Split On California Marijuana Legalization - 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.

Turkish President Erdoğan: Trump’s Muslim Ban Isn’t Possible - Politico
politico.com
ith a week until government funding runs out and Congress no closer to a bipartisan deal after talks broke down yesterday, both the House and Senate are...