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THE Nooner for November 26, 2016
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UNPROCESSED BALLOT STATUS (as of 11/23/16 @ 3:20 p.m.):
No updates the last couple of days because of the holiday. As I write, there's the wonderful sound of rain falling outside. Definitely a fall Saturday!
It's looking very likely that Democrats will have a two-thirds majority in both houses. Transportation folks are happy, hoping that the Legislature will approve a tax increase for transportation methods. However, the question is whether the Mod Squaud will reject it. In the Assembly, this would put many Assemblymembers in the target list. At the end of the day, it will be about pork--projects within each member's district. It would be Hurculian for a large revenue bond to pass without the promise of projects.
STEE-RIKE! What to know about SEIU Local 1000’s proposed one-day strike [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - “If history is a guide, the one-day strike that SEIU Local 1000 just announced for Dec. 5 will not happen. While state employee unions periodically authorize walkouts, including Local 1000 in 2009, none has actually taken place.”
THE GOV: Jerry Brown’s election successes preserve streak, set him up for 2018 [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - “The wins put [Jerry] Brown in position for a last political act, including a possible 2018 measure to extend his nation-leading efforts to address climate change. Separately, the success of Republican President-elect bolsters Brown’s standing as a potential counterweight on the West Coast.”
OH, CHRISTMAS TREE: Capitol readies for first proper Christmas tree lighting ceremony in three years [Alexei Koseff @ SacBee] - “Mark your calendar: The governor is set once again to commune with a giant tree outside the Capitol. The 85th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, hosted by Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown, will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 on the west steps. The 60-foot-tall white fir was delivered on Election Day from a state forest near Redding and, as has become tradition, is being decorated with 10,000 low-energy lights and 900 ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities.”
SI SE PUEDE! Tacos wrap up California Republican’s Assembly tenure [Jeremy B. White @ SacBee] - "In a race overflowing with controversial statements, a Latino Donald Trump supporter spurred controversy by warning of “taco trucks (on) every corner” if immigration continued unabated. Much of the reaction – in addition to criticism that the statement carried racist undertones – took the form of bewilderment. Who doesn’t love tacos?Assemblyman David Hadley, R-Manhattan Beach, sure seems to.”
GO DEAN JOHNSON: UC Davis expert weighs Trump plan to deport illegal immigrants [Stephen Maganini @ SacBee] - “Since the election, many immigrants have said they’re terrified of deportation and advocates have discussed what can be done to prevent it. One of the nation’s top immigration law experts, UC Davis Law School Dean Kevin R. Johnson, analyzed several scenarios, including a potential pardon by Obama. Johnson, who served on Obama’s Immigration Policy Group, contributes to SCOTUSBlog.”
NO SAVIOR: [Colleen Shalby @ LAT] Will [Kevin[ Faulconer run for governor? "The short answer is no. “No plans to run for governor. I just got re-elected as Mayor of San Diego.”
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Dustin Call, Pete Conaty, Sean Doherty, Janine Hamner, Walter Hughes, Matt Martinez, Jason Murphy, Bart Reed!
THE AG LIST: Here's the current list based on conversations with many insiders:
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Set For Dec. 5 | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Property Owners Pressed As New Sf Water Efficiency Standards Loom - San Francisco Chronicle
At least a third of San Francisco’s commercial properties risk running afoul of city law requiring water-efficient toilets and faucets by the end of the year.
Trump Seems Ready To Fight The World On Climate Change, And It Could Cost The U.s.
Evan Halper @ latimes.com
Few items on Donald Trump’s agenda put him on a faster collision course with the world, much of his country and even some in the GOP than his desire to abandon the fight against climate change.
New Marijuana Law Brings Penalty Reductions
cannabis, marijuana, felony, misdemeanor, Proposition 64, collective, Wagstaffe
Gov. Jerry Brown Wins His Ballot Measure Fights | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Deputies Still Shopping For Body Cameras - The San Diego Union-tribune
Teri Figueroa @ sandiegouniontribune.com
The largest law enforcement agency in San Diego County is still shopping for body cameras, a year after a months-long pilot program to test different models turned up no clear winner.
Fillon Prescribes Tough Health Care Reform For France – Politico
President and President-elect strike different tones in response to Castro’s death, but emphasize solidarity with the Cuban people.
To Define Southern California’s Politics, We Went To 3 Cities That Embody Red, Blue And Purple America
Clinton Campaign To Join Wisconsin Recount - Politico
Clinton leads the president-elect by 2.2 million votes in the popular vote, as of Saturday morning.
Why Giving Up Your Phone Number Can Mean Giving Up Your Privacy
Nancy Lloyd @ latimes.com
If you give up your phone number, the burden is on you to find each business, person and entity linking that number to your life -- or else your finances, medical records and other data are at risk.
Trump win churns U.S.-Mexico water talks
Negotiators from both nations are hustling to finish a new agreement for sharing water from the Colorado River âÂÂ before President Barack Obama leaves office.
New Restrictions On Public Comments Stir Debate At Oc Supervisors’ Meetings
Who can guess what city has these rules?
Southern California Is National Leader In Pay Hikes. Again!
Bay Area Olympians Return Home To Harsh Financial Reality - San Francisco Chronicle
Liliana Michelena @ sfchronicle.com
As soon as the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were over, synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva knew her career was, too.
Lindsay Lohan Apologizes For Christmas Lights Snub After Brexit Pledge – Politico
The European Parliament will vote on a new president in the new year. Who will it be?
Pot Vendors Go Green For Black Friday, And So Does Dealer In The Drug That Killed Prince
Today’s the day for deals on big-screen TVs, laptops, weed and the drug that killed Prince.
Why Southern California’s Solar Surge Is Not What You Think
Obama, Trump Statements Suggest U.S. To Remain Ally Of Cuba - Politico
Red state Democrats and swing-state Republicans hold the keys to legislative success.