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THE Nooner for September 27, 2016

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Well, that was fun. I have a hangover this morning, even though I no longer drink. I had my own feelings at the end of the show, but I wanted to wait to see what the journalism class and what Politico's "Caucus" of swing-state activists, strategists, and operatives thought. 80% of the Caucus respondents, equally Democrat and Republican believe Hillary won, as do most journalists.

“Trump was an embarrassment,” an Iowa Republican said. “I'd hate to be the guy in the spin room lying about how Trump won the debate.”

“It wasn't close,” a Virginia Republican added. “Sure, our tribal politics will force it to seem somewhat close, but even the most committed of Trump supporters know, deep down, that did not go well.”

Our friend Shane Goldmacher writes "A composed Hillary Clinton got under Donald Trump’s skin during their high-stakes showdown on Monday night, with the Republican nominee persistently interrupting Clinton as she needled him on his business record, the size of his fortune and his relationship with the truth."

WaPo's Chris Cilizza scores the winners and losers. "Trump was simply not prepared well enough for this debate. He regularly struggled to deal with questions he had to know were coming. His answer on his five-year quest to show that President Obama was not born in this country was like watching a car accident in slow motion. His answer on why he wasn't willing to release his tax returns wasn't much better."

As he Cilizza notes, Trump's website wasn't ready for the traffic when he mentioned it during the debate. Maybe he should have used the server in Hillary's basement.

My initial thought was how much hair spray it took to make sure a strand of hair did not move for ninety minutes on either candidate's head.

Okay...on to California politics and policy...

The governor has three days, including today, to act on the remaining bills sitting on his desk. 

Minors won’t be arrested for prostitution in California [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "By prohibiting law enforcement from arresting people under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, Senate Bill 1322 effectively shields those young people from criminal penalties. Advocates argued that young sex workers should be treated as victims, not criminals."

College students can still light up after Brown vetoes smoking ban [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - “The governing boards of our public colleges and universities already have the authority and are fully capable of setting smoking policies on their campuses,” he wrote in a veto message for Assembly Bill 1594. “Current law should suffice.”

New voter database clears path for 16-year-old pre-registration, other laws [Jim Miller @ SacBee] - "After years of technology glitches and vendor problems, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla made it official Monday: the state’s new voter registration database is finally complete."

It's a pretty awesome system. You can also opt-out of getting that telephone book, I mean voter information guide, on the "Check My Voter Registration Status" page. Too late for the obscenity that clogged your mailbox this election. I really feel sorry for trees and postal workers.

'You live in some fantasy land': Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom receives flood of criticism on gun and marijuana initiatives [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - "Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday received a flood of critical remarks from gun owners and others when he opened up a live Q&A session on Facebook in which he invited questions on his gun control measure, Proposition 63, and his initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Proposition 64."

BUILD! California needs to approve Jerry Brown’s plan to increase housing [Dan Walters @ SacBee] - "While White House involvement indicates that the housing shortage is not confined to California, it’s also evident that the nation’s most populous state has a particularly acute shortage that’s driving housing costs through the roof."

THIS IS (A SUCKY) LIFE: In the season premier of "This Is Life With Lisa Ling," the investigative journalist dedicates the episode to looking into the country's busiest jail--Los Angeles County Jail. It's available on Xfinity, and clips are also on CNN's website. 

 

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Independent Expenditure Report

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Marc Steinorth (Support) $20,000 09/26/2016 09/26/2016
Kim For Senate 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Families, Nurses, Health Care, Service, Hotel And Electrical Workers; Working Families For Jane Jane Kim (Support) $2,725 09/25/2016 09/26/2016
Kim For Senate 2016, Sponsored By A Coalition Of Families, Nurses, Health Care, Service, Hotel And Electrical Workers; Working Families For Jane Jane Kim (Support) $5,082 09/24/2016 09/26/2016
San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee Scott Wiener (Support) $1,149 09/24/2016 09/26/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $298 09/16/2016 09/26/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $3 09/09/2016 09/26/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $337 09/10/2016 09/26/2016
South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Committee On Political Education (cope) Sponsored By: South Bay Afl-cio Labor Council Ash Kalra (Support) $659 09/15/2016 09/26/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Tax increase, crime measures backed by state voters, poll finds
Filipa A. Ioannou @
sfgate.com
Criminal sentencing reform and an extension on tax increases for high earners are among California’s November ballot propositions supported by a majority of likely voters, a new Field Poll found. In 2012, a $1 cigarette tax to fund cancer research was defeated by a margin of only 0.4 percentage points. Prop. 56 would redirect the revenue from the cigarette tax — estimated between $1 billion and $1.4 billion — to health care for low-income Californians. Smoking-related illnesses are costly to the state; a 2015 analysis from the California Health Care Foundation found that among Medicare patients, lung cancer was the deadliest and costliest to treat of the four most common cancers. Support from a voting bloc of Democrats, women, young voters, Latinos and parents has driven strong poll numbers for Prop. 57, but 19 percent of voters remain undecided and 21 percent intend to vote “no.” In 2012, voters approved Prop. 36, revising the state’s 1994 “three strikes” law that had previously required offenders to serve a life sentence for any third offense committed after two serious or violent felonies. The revenue — between $4 billion and $9 billion a year, depending on the economy and stock market — would be directed to primary and community college education and, in some years, health care. YouGov did not supply a margin of error because opt-in online polls do not easily lend themselves to the calculation of sampling error estimates.

Donald Trump Takes Center Stage In A Santa Clarita Assembly Race Attack Ad
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: New law will allow a year's worth of birth control pills, police chiefs oppose Prop 63 gun efforts'

New Voter Database Clears Path For 16-year-old Pre-registration, Other Laws | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Ballot Measures: Tobacco Tax Tight; Voters Favor Parole Reforms, Poll Finds – East Bay Times
eastbaytimes.com
California voters favor reforming the state parole system, but are more closely divided about slapping a two-buck-a-pack tax on cigarettes, a new Field Poll shows.

Governor Signs Bill Requiring Police Officers To Lock Guns In Vehicles - The Orange County Register
ocregister.com
SACRAMENTO – Gun owners and law-enforcement officers will be required to lock up their firearms if they leave them in an unattended vehicle under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown has signed.

State Watchdog Agency To Investigate Funding Of Campaign Against Marijuana Legalization Measure
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown rejects additional money for costs of San Bernardino attack, signs bill to outlaw possession ...

College Students Can Still Light Up After Brown Vetoes Smoking Ban | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Decriminalizes Prostitution After Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bills To Aid Trafficking Victims
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown rejects additional money for costs of San Bernardino attack, signs bill to outlaw possession ...

Yosemite Superintendent Apologizes To Unhappy Park Workers | The Sacramento Bee
Michael Doyle @
sacbee.com
By Michael Doyle

Gov. Brown Signs Bills To Curb Gun Thefts From Police Cars, Speed Up Confiscation Of Firearms From Felons
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gov. Brown rejects additional money for costs of San Bernardino attack, signs bill to outlaw possession ...

Transportation Special Session In Gridlock :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
If the Democrats secure the two-thirds majority that would allow them to raise taxes without Republican support, then its game over, right? The Democrats will pass a tax increase and the governor will sign it.

Californians To Decide Record-high 650 Local Ballot Measures This November - Capradio.org
Ben Adler @
capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

California Income Tax Hike Has Wide Lead, Fewer Back $2-a-pack Tobacco Tax Increase | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Wells Fargo Hit With Multiple Lawsuits Over Bogus Accounts, Aggressive Sales Quotas
latimes.com
Former Wells Fargo workers filed a wrongful termination suit against the bank over its aggressive sales practices. While not the first, the suit asks for an eye-popping $2.6 billion in damages.

Senate will vote Wednesday on whether to override veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate will vote on whether to override the president's veto of a controversial bill giving 9/11 victims' families a chance to sue Saudi Arabia.

What We Learned In The First Presidential Debate: Clinton Is Making The Election A Referendum On Trump
latimes.com
Here's what we learned from Monday's presidential debate.

Coachella Valley: Structural Racism And The Desert Healthcare District - California Health Report
Matt Perry @
calhealthreport.org
By Matt Perry

Letter From America: With Vote Approaching, Third-Party Candidates Face Uphill Climb
nytimes.com
As Election Day nears in America, poll numbers for presidential nominees from the Libertarian and Green parties must confront a familiar pattern of decline.

Behind the scenes of the first presidential debate
politico.com
POLITICO staff photographer M. Scott Mahaskey takes readers behind the scenes of the first 2016 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.