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THE Nooner for December 6, 2016

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on aroundthecapitol.com today:

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
California Lawmakers Prepare To Take A Stand On Immigration Against Federal Government
Jazmine Ulloa @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail'

State Bill Would Ban Taxpayer-funded Mailers In Months Before Elections - The Orange County Register
JORDAN GRAHAM @
ocregister.com
Proposed legislation introduced Monday would ban candidates for public office in California from sending taxpayer-funded mass mailings in the 90 days before an election, a practice that critics say provides incumbents with an unfair advantage in promoting themselves at the public’s expense.

California Governor, Legislature Are Now Highest Paid In Nation
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail'

Three Political Parties Populate The New Legislature :: Fox&hounds
foxandhoundsdaily.com
If you listen closely to post election chatter you must conclude that there will be three political parties that occupy seats in the legislature sworn in today: The Democrats, the Republicans and the Moderates.

California-trump Immigration Battle Tests Constitutional Limits | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Walters @
sacbee.com
Observations on California and its politics

Proposal To Allow Roadside Testing For Marijuana Use Is Revived
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail'

SEIU Local 1000 Contract Deal Includes $2,500 Signing Bonus | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

Contra Costa County Da Admits Spending Political Funds On Meals, Gas - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
SACRAMENTO — Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson has agreed to pay a $45,000 fine levied by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission over allegations he used his political campaign account for personal expenses.

Jerry Brown Takes 'wait-and-see' Approach To Trump
politico.com
Gov. Jerry Brown, left, and Rep. Xavier Becerra. | POLITICO California

Wendy Carrillo, Whose Mother Brought Her To The Country From El Salvador Illegally, Enters Race For Becerra Seat
Sarah D. Wire @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: California Legislature returns to work, lawmakers seek help for the poor when it comes to bail'

House, Senate Leaders Reach Deal On Calif. Drought, Flint
bigstory.ap.org
A vote on the water-projects bill could be held this week as Congress wraps up its legislative work for the year.

Senator Fuller Re-elected to Serve as Senate Republican Leader
cssrc.us
Leader Fuller was born in Bakersfield. She attended Bakersfield College, California State University Fresno and California State University Los Angeles. She continued her formal education at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she received her PhD. She supplemented her education with coursework and seminars at the University of Southern California, Harvard University, and Exeter College at Oxford University.

Rep. Rohrabacher Raises Profile Amid Trump Appointments - The Orange County Register
MARTIN WISCKOL @
ocregister.com
Orange County congressman Dana Rohrabacher, gaining media attention amid discussion of Donald Trump's secretary of state nomination, on Monday offered support of the president-elect's controversial call to Taiwanese President Tsai Ingwen.