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THE Nooner for October 30, 2016
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Good morning Team Nooner! Admittedly, it's 8:30 and I just woke up. I'm heading to the Sacramento Buddhist Church to get my dharma on at 9:30, so this will be a quickie Nooner. Anthony Weiner, get your mind out of the gutter.
Anyway, i'll catch up on news links tomorrow (hint: there is not much). Below you'll find the IE updates, some additional newspaper endorsements, and of course future Assemblywoman Monique Limón's #CAKEDAY!
THE AG LIST: There are three major factors: 1) the governor wants to appoint someone who will run and win in 2018; 2) the governor likely won't appoint a sitting legislator, which would reduce the majorities (and possible Senate supermajority) and trigger a costly special election; and, 3) the fact that both he and his father moved from AG to governor and that an appointee, if elected twice, would line up perfectly for the 2026 gubernatorial election. Thus, he wants someone who would he likes personally, and would govern in a manner he would like.
Here's the current list based on conversations with many insiders:
Here are the newspaper endorsements in competitive races:
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Monique Limón!
Proposition 64 Would Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana Though It's Illegal Under Federal Law. How Will That Work?
A Q&A on how passage of Proposition 64 is going to work given that marijuana is still designated as an illegal drug by the federal government.
Struggling Homeowners Stuck In The Middle Of Political Battle - San Francisco Chronicle
A major message in Attorney General Kamala Harris’ U.S. Senate campaign is that after the foreclosure crisis hit in 2008, she “fought the big banks” and won $20 billion in 2012 for California homeowners.
Prop. 51 Would Issues $9 Billion Bonds For School Construction. Supporters See Needs To Fill; Critics Question Bonds' Affordability - The Orange County Register
CHRISTINE ARMARIO @ ocregister.com
LOS ANGELES – California voters are deciding whether to approve $9 billion in bonds for school and community college construction projects – a measure proponents say is necessary to fill a backlog of needed new buildings and renovations.
Santa Ana City Council Candidate Is Suspected Of Misusing Campaign Funds
A Santa Ana City Council candidate is under investigation for allegedly misusing campaign funds, officials said. State officials launched an investigation last week against Jose Solorio, a former state assemblyman who also previously served on the City Council. He is running for the seat representing...
It's Rational To Be Ignorant About Plethora Of Initiatives - The Orange County Register
STEVEN GREENHUT @ ocregister.com
To make matters less clear, there’s a related — and wonderfully mischievous — measure called Proposition 65. The plastic-bag industry was annoyed that the grocery industry ultimately backed the bag ban. Under the final compromise, stores may not give away those light plastic bags, but they must charge for other types of bags. They keep the money. This initiative would redirect the estimated $300 million in proceeds from the stores to a state environmental fund — but only if voters approve Proposition 67.
School Bond Campaigns Raise Big Money From Builders, Contractors, Architects | The Sacramento Bee
Diana Lambert @ sacbee.com
By Diana Lambert
Election Fraud Is In The Eye Of The Beholder - San Francisco Chronicle
There’s nothing new about candidates or their supporters claiming an election is going to be stolen from them via fraud. Every election I’ve ever participated in has included a suspicion of shady doings.
As California Turns Left, Conservative Culture War Victories Erased | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @ sacbee.com
Observations on California and its politics
California Voters Will Decide Fate Of Plastic Bags - Capradio.org
Amy Quinton @ capradio.org
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826
Slideshow: Early Voting Draws Long Lines In La County | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
A line of voters wrapped around the block outside of the North Hollywood Regional Library Saturday. A similar line stretched down the street an out of West Los Angeles College in Culver City.
California Companies Get Billions In Tax Breaks
Los Angeles Homeless Crisis Prompts Housing Bond | The Sacramento Bee
Marisa Agha @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Missouri Voters to Weigh Ban on Expanding Sales Tax to Services
The state will vote on an amendment prohibiting the collection of sales tax on a range of services, including car repairs, haircuts and legal work.
Chandra Levy's Parents Offer Thoughts On Gary Condit's New Book, Tv Appearance | The Sacramento Bee
Garth Stapley @ sacbee.com
By Garth Stapley
Prop Prep: Californians Tackle Jumbo Ballot With Humor
33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton
A marijuana wave, a bisexual governor, the first state carbon tax, and other small revolutions Nov. 8 could bring.
What Can You Rent In Midtown Sacramento For $900 A Month? Apparently Not Much | The Sacramento Bee
Richard Chang @ sacbee.com
By Richard Chang
I Broke The News To The Clinton Campaign About The New FBI Emails Probe. Here's What Happened Next
How I broke the story to the Hillary Clinton campaign about the new FBI probe.
In Failing The Homeless, San Diego Stands Apart - The San Diego Union-tribune
By any reasonable definition, the soaring population of homeless people in San Diego represents a genuine crisis. More people are living and dying, miserable and filthy, on our sidewalks, parks and canyons.
Valley Undocumented Immigrants Register Voters Despite Not Being Able To Vote | Fresno Bee
Andrea Castillo @ fresnobee.com
By Andrea Castillo
Carl Bernstein: New Clinton Email Review Not Bigger Than Watergate - Politico
"No way HRC emails 'bigger than watergate' -or close," Bernstein tweeted.