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THE Nooner for January 22, 2017
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Well, the focus of the news cycles continue to be on DC and the rallies that followed, and there is little CA political news. Most California legislators enjoyed the rare downtime, regardless of whether or not they are happy with the change in party in the 202.
Unfortunately, the news in California is primarily about the ongoing impact of the series of storms pounding the state. Here in Sac, we should start drying out beginning on Tuesday for several days.
On Saturday, committee membership in the Assembly was released. While your email box, like mine, was likely filled with emails from members proclaiming a chair or vice-chair position, it was drowned out by the inauguration and Women's March messages.
MONEY MATTERS: Local governments grapple with increasing pension costs before higher tab comes in 2018 [Brad Branan @ SacBee] - "Local government officials are bracing for even higher costs following a decision in December by the state’s retirement system to forecast lower investment returns, forcing governments and some employees to increase their pension contributions. Officials are still estimating how much the change will cost when it takes effect in July 2018 for local governments, but expect them to exceed the increases of recent years."
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Suzy Costa!
TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Political Road Map: Voters Have Placed A Lot Of California's Budget Choices On Autopilot
John Myers @ latimes.com
California's state budgeting rules get more complex every year. Case in point: The new budget deficit must be solved even though there's actually money to spare.
Local Governments In California Grapple With Increasing Pension Costs Before Higher Tab Comes In 2018 | The Sacramento Bee
Brad Branan @ sacbee.com
By Brad Branan
Donald Trump's Executive Order On Obamacare Will Cripple The Health Insurance Market
Michael Hiltzik @ latimes.com
Trump's executive order on Obamacare is about to cause chaos in health insurance.
Women's March In Sacramento Draws Thousands - Capradio.org
Amy Quinton @ capradio.org
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Huffman Is The Kaepernick Of California Politics - San Francisco Chronicle
Jared Huffman, the Democratic congressman from San Rafael, is smart, principled and dedicated to public service. Years ago, despite our many ideological differences, we worked together on a package of political and government reforms, and I learned that he has the potential to be one of the state’s most impressive and influential public sector leaders.
Measles Outbreak Grows In L.A.'s Orthodox Jewish Community Despite California's Strict New Vaccination Law
Soumya Karlamangla @ latimes.com
A measles outbreak erupted in Southern California that has infected 20 people over the past seven weeks, health officials say.
Thousands Of People Expected For Women's March On Sacramento Saturday Jan. 21, 2017 | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff, Nashelly Chavez and Ed Fletcher @ sacbee.com
By Alexei Koseff, Nashelly Chavez and Ed Fletcher
Human Rights Extolled At San Diego Women's March - The San Diego Union-tribune
Phil Diehl @ sandiegouniontribune.com
<h1>Storm unleashes violent winds in parts of count</h1>
Kamala Harris: The Women's March Is 'absolutely Personal To Me'
Annie Z. Yu @ latimes.com
Update on 'Women's marches live updates: Huge crowd marching in Los Angeles while massive Washington march continues'
Wikileaks Calls Out Trump For Refusing To Release Tax Returns - Politico
Calls for Trump to disclose his tax returns have continued since his election. | AP Photo
Women's March Draws Mothers And Daughters From Fresno And Other California Cities | The Sacramento Bee
Michael Doyle and Stuart Leavenworth @ sacbee.com
By Michael Doyle and Stuart Leavenworth
As Trump Pushes For U.S. Manufacturing, 'made In America' Is Losing Its Luster In The Fashion World
David Pierson @ latimes.com
Donald Trump won the presidency thanks in part to his promise to bring back American manufacturing, but his polarizing campaign has raised concern among Made in the USA clothiers.
Women's March Draws Thousands To Santa Rosa In Stand Against Trump | The Press Democrat
J.D. MORRIS and PAUL PAYNE @ pressdemocrat.com
Carrying signs and chanting slogans, demonstrators in the largest city on the politically liberal North Coast voiced grave concerns about the future of the nation under a leader whose stated objectives represent an assault on values they hold dear.
McCain says he will support Tillerson for secretary of state
President Trump's nominee for secretary of state lands a much-needed supporter in the Senate.
Massive Women's March In Downtown L.A. Said To Be Largest In Over A Decade
Cindy Chang, Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith, Richard Winton, Christine Zhang @ latimes.com
Thousands converge on downtown Los Angeles to march for women's rights
Defiant Women To Trump: Your Agenda Won't Go Unchallenged | The Sacramento Bee
NANCY BENAC and BEN NUCKOLS @ sacbee.com
In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won't let his agenda go unchallenged.
Slideshow: Metro Trains Reach Capacity, Stranding Some Women's March Attendees | 89.3 Kpcc
Southern California Public Radio @ scpr.org
As thousands of people gathered in Downtown L.A. for the Women's March of Los Angeles, thousands more were left standing on Metro platforms and at bus stops as packed trains and buses rolled past.
Mcconnell Predicts Senate Will Confirm Trump's Entire Cabinet - Politico
"What's been unfortunate is that all I asked of my colleague Sen. Schumer was to treat President Trump the same we treated President Obama," McConnell said. | Getty
Huge Bay Area Crowds Turn Out For Women's March
In Oakland, 100,000 join Women's March, with at least 25,000 in San Jose, 50,000 in San Francisco and at least 5,000 in Walnut Creek.
Obama Official: Daca Students Will Soon Be Deported Under Trump | The Sacramento Bee
[READ MORE: This is what Donald Trump is doing, starting on Day One]