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THE Nooner for March 28, 2017

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Happy Tuesday! The House GOP leadership continues to pursue repeal/replace of Obamacare, although the same problems that Friday's bill continue. The Medicaid coverage elimination, exclusions of coverage, and reconcilation rules in the Senate continue to be the main stumbling blocks.

Vice-chair of the normally comity-filled House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has now called for chair Devin Nunes (R-Tulare) to step down as chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Things are a complete mess in the committee.

CA49 (Carlsbad): Doug Applegate, the unsuccessful challenger to Darrell Issa has filed FEC reports to correct what was an explain drop in cash on hand of nearly $400,000. The answer was previously undisclosed media buys, reports Morgan Cook at the SDUT.  



Meanwhile, another former Assembly leader Henry Perea has left the pharmaceutical industry for the oil industry.



#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Alicia Lewis and Assemblymember Marie Waldron



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Gov. Jerry Brown Says California Won't 'be Running To The Courthouse Every Day' To Fight President Trump
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Ca Attorney General Will Fight Trump On Travel Ban, Deportations | The Sacramento Bee
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Democrats Out With Ads Targeting Rep. Mimi Walters For Supporting GOP Healthcare Bill
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California Poised To Allow Undocumented Immigrants To Practice Law | The Sacramento Bee
Sergio Covarrubias Garcia passed California’s notoriously difficult bar exam on the first try and won praise from attorneys for his legal skills. But the state’s high court sees one glitch: Garcia is an undocumented immigrant.

Los Angeles Assemblyman Returns To Work In Sacramento After More Than Two-week Absence
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Ca Proposal To Enroll Newborns In 529 College Savings Plans | The Sacramento Bee
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How The Health Care Fiasco Helps California Republicans :: Fox&hounds
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California Faces Higher Medi-cal Costs Despite Trumpcare Failure | The Sacramento Bee
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Even Though It Never Happened, Politicial Group Praises Rep. Darrell Issa For Replacing Obamacare - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Bill To Increase Welfare Payments Stalls In California Assembly -
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What Does California Need To Meet Its Climate-change Goals? For Starters, Denser Housing And Less Driving, Report Says
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A new report from UC Berkeley researchers shows the substantial densification needed to come close to meeting climate goals could change neighborhoods and help the economy.

Bill Would Give Tax Breaks For Shelter Pet Adoption -
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Faraday Future Scraps Plans For California Auto Assembly Plant
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Oroville Dam: Fractured Spillway To Be Shut Down Again | The Sacramento Bee
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California Leaders Wrestle With Potential Trump Effect On Lucrative Pot Market
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has publicly expressed disapproval of legal marijuana and has created enormous uncertainty as to how much the White House may try to exert its regulatory and law enforcement muscle over the maturing legal cannabis industry.

Poll: Californians Dislike President Trump, But Don't Want To Pick A Fight With The Feds
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Political events in the Bay Area: Womenâ
Political events in the Bay Area: Women’s discussion, sanctuary panel Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Rally aimed at Feinstein: A call for Sen. Dianne Feinstein not to strike compromises with the Trump administration. Panel talk on sanctuary cities, as well as stories of immigration challenges. Hosted by the Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against “the surveillance state, against Urban Shield and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area.” Women’s event: A happy hour and panel discussion featuring female entrepreneurs, Nevertheless, She Persisted: The Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center will host a free event to commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility. Political event: “Take Back America” with U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, who will discuss the “California Congressional picture” and host a fair where attendees can connect with activist and advocacy groups.

Spicer: Trump 'eager' For Legislative Wins - Politico
Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan suffered a political defeat at the hands of their own party last week when they pulled a Friday vote on a measure to repeal and replace Obamacare once it became clear that it lacked enough GOP support to pass.

Session's Threat To Withhold Federal Grants From Sanctuary Cities May Not Apply To San Diego | Kpbs
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local jurisdictions seeking U.S. Department of Justice grants must first demonstrate they are not sanctuary cities, but the threat might not apply to San Diego and other municipalities in the region.