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  • On Saturday, November 12th, join the National Women's Political Caucus of California (NWPC CA) at our convention “Celebration + Conversation” at the Hyatt Place in downtown San Jose. Hosted by our Silicon Valley chapter, we modified the convention to a day long event which includes a luncheon keynote by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, conversations with former Superintendent of Public Instruction, Delaine Eastin and Emerge CA Executive Director, Kimberly Ellis, and a panel on appointments at the federal, state, and local boards. $100 for members/ $125 for nonmembers. Learn more: or contact convention chair Angelica Ramos at
  • LOBBYING SUCCESS BEGINS 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 your success. December 8-9, $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: or 916 442 5009.
  • Coming, November 10 in Sacramento: A Post-Mortem of the Election. Join former Governor Gray Davis, LAT columnist George Skelton, Asm. Matthew Harper and nearly two dozen other speakers for a day-long conference examining the results of the November 8 election. Hosted by Capitol Weekly, UC Center, Leadership California Institute and the McGeorge Capital Center for Law and Policy.  Click here, or call 916 444 7665 for details
  • Come join Sacramento's Finest Election Gurus/Nerds in dissecting the 2016 Election, hosted by the Harry S Truman Democratic Club of Greater Sacramento.  Join the Truman Club on November 17 for our final luncheon of the year where we break bread and break down the 2016 election.  Carol Dahmen-Eckery, Scott Lay, and Roger Salazar will help us understand just what the hell happened in the United States, California, and the Sacramento region this Election Cycle.  Hug therapist will be on call (we jest). No host bar (we don't jest). Thursday, November 17 at 11:30-1:00 p.m. at the Sterling Hotel.  For tickets, visit:
  • Thinking about Graduate School?  Sacramento State’s Department of Public Policy and Administration is now accepting applications for graduate studies in Public Policy & Administration and Urban Land Development. Highly affordable, we offer a rigorous education in a political context with more than 400 alumni working in California State and local government as well as private and non-profit organizations. Priority deadline is December 1; final deadline is March 1 for Fall 2017 admissions.
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Prop. 56: $2-a-pack Cigarette Tax Hike Poised To Pass - The Orange County Register
SAN DIEGO – California voters soundly approved a ballot measure Tuesday to raise tobacco taxes $2 a pack and start taxing electronic cigarettes, marking what supporters called a victory for public health that overcame a heavily financed fight by tobacco companies.

Kamala Harris Makes History As California's First Black U.S. Senator
Californians on Tuesday will elect the state's first black or Latina politician to the U.S. Senate.

Legal Marijuana Election Results For California | The Sacramento Bee
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By Peter Hecht

California Will Bring Back Bilingual Education As Proposition 58 Cruises To Victory
Update on 'Election live updates: White House race remains too close to call'

Prop. 63: Calif. Voters Approve Gun-control Measure - Sfgate
A sweeping state gun-control initiative designed to clamp down more on ammunition than rifles or pistols themselves was approved by voters Tuesday.

California Attorney General Appointment: Gov. Jerry Brown Faces Decision | The Sacramento Bee
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Kamala Harris Is Elected California's New U.S. Senator
Update on 'Election live updates: Trump takes Ohio, Florida in unexpectedly tight race'

Gary Johnson's Campaign Manager: Libertarian Hurt Both Trump And Clinton - Politico
The campaign manager for Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson suggested that the former New Mexico governor pulled votes away from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

California Legislature Will Have To Pass Bills Under New Transparency Rules Set By Proposition 54
Update on 'Election live updates: Trump defeats Clinton to become next president of U.S.'

Maryland's Republican Governor Votes For His Dad For President - Politico
"As he has said for many months, the governor is extremely disappointed in the candidates from both major parties," Gov. Larry Hogan said through his spokesman. | AP Photo

Gov. Jerry Brown Discusses Taxes And All The Nov. 8 Balllot Measures | The Sacramento Bee
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California rejects ban on death penalty, opts to speed up executions
California voters defeated a ballot measure to repeal the state’s death penalty, while voting to pass a rival measure backed by prosecutors that would seek to speed up executions. For the second time in four years, voters rejected a law to reduce the maximum sentence for capital crimes to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Proposition 66, which would set strict timelines for state court rulings in capital cases and limit future appeals, won with a narrow 51 percent of the vote, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Executions have been on hold since then because of rulings by a federal judge, who found major flaws in injection procedures and staff training, and by state courts that have set stiff standards for adopting new procedures. The Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst said a repeal would save the state $150 million a year by eliminating penalty-phase trials and appeals and transferring inmates from high-security, single-cell enclosures to the general prison population. Death sentence appeals can take more than 20 years to resolve, and the measure’s backers said they could reduce that substantially by requiring the state Supreme Court to rule on a condemned prisoner’s direct appeal within five years. The five-year deadline, from the time of sentencing, would also apply to the second-stage appeals known as habeas corpus, which typically involve claims of incompetent legal representation, misconduct by prosecutors or jurors, and other issues that may be uncovered long after trial. Another provision seeks to speed up the appointment of defense lawyers, now in short supply, by requiring attorneys to take capital appeals if they already accept court appointments in non-capital cases.

Election Results News | & The Sacramento Bee
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Legal Cannabis: What You Need To Know – East Bay Times
When you wake up on Wednesday, passage of Proposition 64 means it’s now legal to possess marijuana in California.

Death Penalty Election Results For California | The Sacramento Bee
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By Alexei Koseff

Voters OK Higher Pay, Looser Pot Laws In Busy Year For Ballot Measures - Politico
In addition to recreational pot and worker pay, voters weighed in on sugary drinks, condoms and plastic bags. In all, residents in 35 states sidestepped their elected officials to put 162 policy decisions directly to voters, the biggest year for ballot initiatives in a decade.

Marijuana Activists Hail Legalization As The Beginning Of The End Of The War On Drugs
California voters have spoken:

Ten Things To Watch On Election Night
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Measure B Transportation Tax Election Results In Sacramento County, Measure M In Placer County | The Sacramento Bee
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By Tony Bizjak

Bart Measure Rr On Track To Win - Sfgate
BART’s plan to rebuild its decaying and overloaded system by persuading voters in three counties to raise their property taxes to fund a $3.5 billion bond measure was holding on to the supermajority it needed for approval late Tuesday.