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THE Nooner for January 26, 2017

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
President Trump's Voter Fraud Allegation Is 'a Lie,' Says California's Top Elections Officer
John Myers @
latimes.com
Update on 'Essential Politics: California politicians speak out against Trump's actions on immigration, Gov. Brown delivers State of th...

Newsom, Faulconer Lead 2018 Governor's Race In California | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

State Regains Control Over Inmates' Healthcare At San Quentin
Associated Press @
latimes.com
California is regaining responsibility for providing medical care at San Quentin State Prison because of improving conditions there. 

California Will Fight Federal Government On Immigration | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

What You Need To Know About The Border In San Diego, The Wall And Trump's Orders - The San Diego Union-tribune
Greg Moran, John Wilkens @
sandiegouniontribune.com
With a few strokes of his pen, President Donald Trump on Wednesday made good on his campaign promises of building a wall along the southwestern border and cracking down on illegal immigration.

Trump Immigration Actions Prompt Swift California Reactions | The Sacramento Bee
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Inmate Stole Identities Of 700 Fellow Prisoners To File Fraudulent Tax Returns
Joseph Serna @
latimes.com
A Marin County man was convicted of using his time in prison not to rehabilitate and learn the error of his ways, but to steal the identities of his fellow inmates and use them to file fake federal tax returns.

SF Mayor Lee stands up to Trump, says city remains a sanctuary
Emily Green, Kevin Fagan and @
sfgate.com
Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that San Francisco will not allow its immigrant residents “to live in fear” and affirmed the city’s 27-year-old sanctuary city policy, one hour after President Trump announced a crackdown on immigrants living in the country illegally and promising to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities. Hundreds of cities around the country have sanctuary policies, which limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents. Trump repeatedly said during the presidential campaign that in his first 100 days in office he intended to block “all federal funding” to sanctuary cities. The executive order he issued Wednesday says all “federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement,” will be blocked but doesn’t elaborate on what that means. Among the city agencies and programs that could be affected are the Municipal Transportation Agency, which has received more than $200 million in federal funds over the last two years; welfare programs, including food stamps; the new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, which receives $30 million annually for supportive housing and other services; the district attorney's office, which receives about $1.68 million a year in federal funding; and Medicaid reimbursements that allow for free or low-cost health coverage to low-income people. Though San Francisco officials formed a united front in defense of the sanctuary city status right after the election, how that has manifested in support for immigrants has been more divided. Lee set aside $3 million annually to fund private immigration attorneys to represent immigrants facing deportation, and to nonprofits to staff a hotline and provide emergency legal representation in the case of immigration raids. [...] Lee also refused to allocate extra money to fund the public defender’s defense of immigrants facing deportation. Many immigrants who were victims of or witnesses to crime or suffering domestic abuse had been reluctant to come forward to police for fear of deportation.

Boe Caps Spending On Political Events | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

Would Trump Punish San Diego As A 'sanctuary' For Unauthorized Immigration? - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kristina Davis @
sandiegouniontribune.com


Covered California Provides Incorrect Tax Information, Leaving Thousands Of Insured Facing Potentially Significant Increases In Their Monthly Premiiums | The Sacramento Bee
Emily Bazar @
sacbee.com
By Emily Bazar

Trump Now Wants An Investigation Into Unproven Claims Of Voter Fraud
Michael A. Memoli @
latimes.com
Update on 'Trump to sign orders on border wall, immigration; calls for voter fraud probe'

CSU To Consider 5 Percent Tuition Increase - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
California State University leaders want to increase undergraduate tuition by 5 percent and will ask the Board of Trustees next week to raise the cost for the first time since 2011.

Sacramento State Shuts Down Water Fountains, Sinks After Finding High Lead Levels | The Sacramento Bee
Diana Lambert and Nashelly Chavez @
sacbee.com
By Diana Lambert and Nashelly Chavez

Thousands Flood Senate Phone Lines Seeking To Halt Confirmation Of Devos - Politico
politico.com
DeVos is a GOP mega-donor and education advocate who has long been a top target for Democrats. But her shaky performance during her confirmation hearing last week, in which she appeared to be confused about federal special education law and referenced a Wyoming school with grizzly bears when discussing gun policy, appears to have emboldened her critics.

Republicans set aggressive agenda on health care, regulations and tax reform

Plans call for repealing major portions of the Affordable Care Act, passing replacement measures and embarking on a major overhaul of the tax code.