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THE Nooner for September 30, 2016

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PARK THAT STAGECOACH: California Treasurer Suspends Ties With Wells Fargo [Michael Corkery and Stacy Cowley @ NYT] - "The state treasurer, John Chiang, said he was suspending Wells Fargo’s “most highly profitable business relationships” with the state for at least a year, including the lucrative business of underwriting certain California municipal bonds."

US SENATE: Loretta Sanchez dismisses Gabby Giffords’ endorsement of Kamala Harris [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez dismissed Kamala Harris’ endorsement from a celebrated gun-control advocate on Thursday, accusing the state’s top law enforcement official of prioritizing a lavish campaign schedule over helping bring down the crime rate."

. . . Kamala Harris cashes in on the state Democratic Party's Senate endorsement while her rival gets nothing [Phil Willon @ LAT] - "The California Democratic Party has provided more than $560,000 to state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris’ campaign, spending close to $100,000 on mailers, window signs, campaign handout cards and door nob hangers prominently featuring Harris as the party’s recommended Senate candidate in November."

California poll: Clinton's lead grows over Trump, Senate race tightens slightly [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - "In the two-Democrat race for U.S. Senate, Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has moved closer to state Attorney General Kamala Harris, but still trails 40 percent to 29 percent, according to the poll released Wednesday. Nearly a third of voters remain undecided."

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PUC: Jerry Brown approves changes to Public Utilities Commission, pushes for more action [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "The legislation will expand public access to commission records and require the commission to hold its sessions at least once each month. Apart from the bills, Brown urged the commission to undertake other tasks, ranging from appointing an ethics ombudsman, more quickly releasing information to the public and increasing the commission’s presence outside of San Francisco. He said those priorities cannot wait another year for lawmakers to act."

PROP 62/66: California death penalty propositions 62 and 66: Condemned inmates, victims’ families speak out [Jessica Calefati @ MercNews] - "Sitting on a couch at his home in this remote farm town last week, Charles Erbert thumbed through a well-worn Bible to find the passage that captures his perspective on the most emotionally charged issue on November’s ballot: California’s death penalty."

More Californians will vote by mail and fewer at polling places under a new law [John Myers @ LAT] - "California voters may be asked to cast more of their ballots by mail as soon as 2018 under a sweeping law signed Thursday, one that would eliminate thousands of neighborhood polling places."

MONEY MATTERS: California ballot measure spending headed for a record [Alison Moon @ AP] - "Supporters and opponents of California’s 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, putting the state about $85 million shy of record initiative fundraising with some of the heaviest spending yet to come."

 

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THE CURTAIN: GOP advantage in O.C. slips to 4.7 percentage points [Martin Wisckol @ OCR] - "Democrats continue to close the gap with Republicans in the county’s voter registration, with the GOP advantage now under 5 percentage points for the first time in 36 years."

SAVERS REJOICE: State-managed retirement plan becomes reality with Brown’s signature [Jim Miller @ SacBee] - "Saying it offers the promise of retirement security for millions of Californians, Gov. Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation Thursday that creates a state-managed savings program for private-sector workers who lack one." 

HANDS FREE: Fully autonomous self-driving cars get lift from Gov. Jerry Brown [Ethan Baron @ MercNews] - "California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that for the first time allows testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles with no steering wheels, brake pedals or accelerators. A human driver as backup is not required, but the vehicles will be limited to speeds of less than 35 mph."

LABOS: No restraining order granted in Hahn campaign finance violation suit [Adam Elmahrek @ LAT] - "In an unusual move weeks before the general election, rival candidate Steve Napolitano sued Hahn last week, demanding that she pay back the funds. Napolitano also sought a restraining order blocking Hahn from spending any of the money due to be refunded, alleging that the county Registrar-Recorder had improperly extended Hahn’s deadline for repayment."

PUT THE SEAT DOWN, GENTS: Single-user public bathrooms will be all-gender in California [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation that will require restrooms for single users to be designated all-gender, California’s latest move to bolster transgender rights even as much of the country moves in the opposite direction."

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Independent Expenditure Reports

Committee Candidate (Support/Oppose) Amount Received Date Report Date
American Federation Of State, County & Municipal Employees - Ca People (afscme Ca People) Independent Expenditure Committee Eric Linder (Support) $100,000 09/28/2016 09/29/2016
American Federation Of Teachers Guild, Local 1931 San Diego And Grossmont Cuyamaca Community Colleges Committee On Political Education (aka: Aft Guild, Local 1931 - C.o.p.e) Mary Graham (Support) $73,137 09/28/2016 09/29/2016
Bloomfield, Bill David F. Hadley (Support) $22,541 09/28/2016 09/29/2016
California Alliance For Progress And Education, An Alliance Of Small Business Organizations Abigail Medina (Oppose) $37,510 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
California Chiropractic Association Pac Ardy Kassakhian (Support) $31,250 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $15,000 09/09/2016 09/29/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $530 08/26/2016 09/29/2016
Courage Campaign Issues Committee Firearms. Ammunition Sales. Initiative Statute. (Support) $46 09/17/2016 09/29/2016
Linder For Assembly 2016, Sponsored By Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West; Inland Empire Values Healthcare To Support Eric Eric Linder (Support) $8,878 09/28/2016 09/29/2016
Mark Thomas & Company, Inc. Slo County Self-help Local Transportation (Support) $3,000 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $66,952 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $30,083 09/24/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Jumoke Hinton-hodge (Support) $9,511 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $12,669 09/09/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $33,561 09/22/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $19,092 09/24/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Huber Trenado (Support) $4,124 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $2,250 09/23/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $5,000 09/16/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee James Harris (Support) $25,121 09/29/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $6,450 09/02/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $35,000 09/26/2016 09/29/2016
Parent Teacher Alliance, Sponsored By California Charter Schools Association Advocates Independent Expenditure Committee Madison Nguyen (Support) $29,715 09/17/2016 09/29/2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Sabrina Cervantes (Support) $2,139 09/06/2016 09/29/2016
Planned Parenthood Action Fund Of The Pacific Southwest Pac Sabrina Cervantes (Support) $1,675 09/23/2016 09/29/2016
Seiu United Healthcare Workers West Political Issues Committee Tobacco Tax Increase (Support) $19,524 09/28/2016 09/29/2016
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
List Of California Ballot Measures With Most Funding | The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
Supporters and opponents of California's 17 November ballot measures have raised nearly $390 million six weeks before the election, according to reports filed by political donors with the secretary of state's office before a Thursday campaign reporting deadline.

California Ballot Measure Spending Headed For A Record – East Bay Times
eastbaytimes.com
The National Institute on Money in State Politics data shows California propositions amassed more than $471.5 million in 2008, a state record, when Californians considered 21 measures in three separate elections, including measures on gay marriage and increasing the required size of chicken cages. The next highest spending for statewide ballot measures was $455 million in 2012.

More California Cities Can Have Publicly Financed Election Campaigns | The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Senator Gaines' Bill To Keep Drones Out Of Emergency Zones Signed By Governor Brown
gaines.cssrc.us
Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced his Senate Bill 807, which would protect forests, property and the lives of citizens, firefighters and emergency personnel from drone interference, was signed by Governor Brown.

Giffords And Kelly Throw Support To Harris In Senate Race - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Two of the nation’s leading gun control advocates — former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly — endorsed California Attorney General Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate Thursday during an appearance in Los Angeles with the candidate.

Jerry Brown Again Vetoes Union-backed Restrictions On Paid Signature Gatherers | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Jerry Brown Articles, Photos, And Videos - San Diego Union Tribune
sandiegouniontribune.com
Gov. Jerry Brown signed five bills Thursday aimed at reform for the California Public Utilities Commission and called on the agency to take additional steps to impose changes of its own.

Few New Rules On The Use Of Drones As Gov. Jerry Brown Rejects Patchwork Approach To Regulations
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on r...

Audio: Will Voting Overhaul Law Help Or Hurt La County Voter Turnout? | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @
scpr.org
Juan Alonso of El Sereno votes at a polling place inside Barrio Action Youth & Family Center on Tuesday afternoon, June 7, 2016, during the California primary election. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

Jeb Bush Talks Politics, Education Policy During Harvard Lecture
politico.com
In its 34-year history USA Today has not endorsed a candidate in a presidential election. Only once have they "disendorsed" a candidate, and...

California's Proposition 62 Puts Death Penalty Before Voters
mercurynews.com
Proposition 62 would abolish the death penalty in California. Proposition 66 would keep the death penalty and aims to speed up an appeals process that often drags on for decades.

Gov. Brown Takes Another Step In Developing System To Provide Early Warning Of Earthquakes
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: Gabby Giffords endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate, Gov. Brown eliminates statute of limitations on r...

Ballot Selfie Bill By Assemblyman Levine Signed Into Law
marinij.com
Today's high

High court to hear Bay Area case over law requiring deportations
sfgate.com
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a Bay Area case over whether a federal law requiring deportation for noncitizens convicted of felonies involving a “substantial risk” of violence is unconstitutionally vague. On the opening day of their 2016-17 term, the justices granted review of the government’s appeal of a ruling by the federal appeals court in San Francisco that declared the law didn’t define its terms clearly. Dimaya was convicted of first-degree residential burglaries, of a home’s garage in 2007 and an uninhabited house in 2009, and was sentenced to two years in prison on each. At issue in the case is a 1996 law that requires deportation for noncitizens, including legal residents, who are convicted of “aggravated felonies” — those involving a “substantial risk” that force “may be used” against another person or someone else’s property. In a 2-1 ruling in Dimaya’s case in October 2015, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law failed to define “substantial” risk or give judges adequate guidance on which crimes qualified for automatic deportation. In seeking Supreme Court review, the Justice Department said deportation proceedings are civil cases and “are not subject to the same vagueness standard” as criminal prosecutions, the subject of the June 2015 ruling. Even if the Supreme Court upholds the federal law, he said, the appeals court will still have to decide whether first-degree burglary in California, which does not require a forcible entry, poses a substantial risk of violence.

David Duke And Other White Supremacists See Trump's Rise As Way To Increase Role In Mainstream Politics
latimes.com
Intentionally or not, Trump’s open criticism of minority groups and willingness to tap into racial resentment have energized pro-white fringe groups to join political mainstream. 50in.