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Happy Thursday! It's another "repeal Obamacare" day in Washington. There appears to be enough votes, even though the CBO hasn't scored the revised bill yet on the cost or affected people. The vote is huge for Caiifornia members of Congress Jeff Denham, Darrell Issa, Steve Knight and David Valadao.





#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Matthew Hargrove, Marc Johnson and Shari McHugh!



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  • 25 Years After the LA Riots: former LA County Supervisors YVONNE BURKE and ZEV YAROSLAVSKY look back on what has changed since 1992 in this exclusive interview:
  • The San Diego County Water Authority is accepting proposals for Regulatory Advocacy and Consulting Services - Sacramento, CA. Request RFP from Jennifer Graffam at Proposal submittal deadline: 2:00 p.m. on 5/10/2017. Questions deadline: 2:00 p.m. on 5/1/2017.

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  • California Coverage & Health Initiatives (CCHI) - Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Sacramento. CCHI seeking strong candidate to provide administrative and financial support to the CEO and Board of Directors. Responsible for office operations and procedures including payroll, human resources and financial duties. Great salary and generous benefit packet. To review full job description, visit

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  • Nominate a California Leader Today. The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians in nonprofits, business, or government advancing innovative and effective solutions to critical state issues. Recipients receive $200,000 to advance their work. Nominations are due by April 28. Nominate a leader today: a policy leader with a MPP degree from the Pepperdine School of Public Policy. By combining empirical analysis, critical thinking, political philosophy, persuasive communication, and political strategy, our program – taught by policy practitioners and experts – prepares government, private sector, and non-profit policy leaders. Spring 2017 courses include former State Senator Gloria Romero’s “Seminar in Regional Policies: Education, Politics, and Reform” and “Seminar in Economics: Practical Applications of Policy Analysis” taught by RAND’s Marlon Graf. For legislative staffers with 2+ years of experience, we’ll waive your application fee and GRE requirement! Apply now for Fall 2017 enrollment: (

  • SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West, Gov’t Relations Coordinator (Sacramento). CA healthcare union seeks strategic, progressive candidate to develop and implement legislation on behalf of our members. Excellent salary and benefits. For more info or to apply go to:

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  • Associate Director, Legislative Affairs The University of California Office of the President is seeking an Associate Director of Legislative Affairs. This Associate Director represents the University in a wide variety of meetings and hearings with elected officials, staff and advocates. They also lead and manage a team of Legislative Directors who serve as the University's key advocates in Sacramento, and supervise Legislative Coordinators who monitor legislative developments. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and apply
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Bay Area political events: Immigration, health care
Bay Area political events: Immigration, health care Political events Rallies and protest events are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Immigration discussion: A presentation by the Party for Socialism and Liberation on defending immigrants’ rights. Travel ban: “Remembering the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act” and standing in opposition to President Trump’s proposed travel ban. Contact Chinese for Affirmative Action: (415) 274-6750. May Day assessment: A report on the impact of May Day protests, hosted by the Peace and Freedom Party. Sanctuary cities: A panel hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area on how unions, religious groups and schools can defend immigrants. Health care film: Now Is the Time: Health care film: Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody will be shown, followed by a health care discussion on proposals for a single-payer system in California. Hosted by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Fremont, at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of Santa Clara High School, 3000 Benton St. in Santa Clara. Garamendi will also host a town hall at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive in Fairfield.

Watching California Lawmakers Rail Against UC President Napolitano | The Sacramento Bee
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Deputy editorial page editor, columnist and editorial writer

Don't Scrap Paris Deal On Global Warming, Gov. Jerry Brown And Other Democrats Write In Letter To Trump
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California Gov. Jerry Brown was one of a dozen governors who sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him not to withdraw f...

Assembly Speaker: "not Our Desire" To Strip Uc's Constitutional Independence -
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St. Hope Schools Founded By Former Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Will Unionize, Labor Group Says | The Sacramento Bee
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By Loretta Kalb

With Garcetti's Budget Relying On Millions From Airbnb, Will L.A. Still Clamp Down On Short-term Rentals?
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L.A. has been weighing new regulations on Airbnb, but the budget proposed by Mayor Eric Garcetti relies on not restricting it.

Oroville Residents Air Frustrations At Oroville Dam Meeting Hosted By Department Of Water Resources | The Sacramento Bee
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By Ryan Sabalow

Pollsters: We Didn't Blow The Election - Politico
Serious polling failures in the 2016 election were mostly confined to a few states and were primarily the result of late-deciding voters and a historic voting gap according to educational attainment, according to a new report Thursday.

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

A provision of the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would sharply cut Medicaid funds for special education programs across the country.

Audio: Voters Weigh Bray-ali Revelations In La City Council Runoff As Protests Mount | 89.3 Kpcc
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FILE PHOTO: Los Angeles City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali has lost support as details of his past emerged weeks before the May 16 runoff election, but he has vowed to remain in the race. Mary Plummer/KPCC

What's actually in the GOP health care bill
Peek under the hood of the GOP text and there are many changes that will have broad but unpredictable consequences for the American health care system.

Mark Leno to announce candidacy for mayor of San Francisco
“I’m the first in the race,” Leno told The Chronicle Wednesday, a day before a scheduled City Hall news conference at which he will officially announce his candidacy. Leno said he wants to tackle the “immediate challenges” facing the city, such as homelessness, the scarcity of housing, traffic congestion and the rapidly escalating cost of living. “I am running for mayor to offer my experience, expertise, energies, skills and passion to address these issues,” he said. A former San Francisco Supervisor who went on to serve in state Assembly and Senate, Leno has a long history of legislative victories. “I was tipping off the left edge at the state level,” Leno said.

Puerto Rico Files For Historic Bankruptcy To Stave Off Lawsuits - Politico
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asked for a court-supervised restructuring of part of the commonwealth's $70 billion in bond debt, in what amounts to the largest local government bankruptcy in U.S. history.

House votes to approve roughly $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep government funded through September

The measure, which includes more than $15 billion in additional defense spending and $1.5 billion for border security, is expected to come up for a vote later this week in the Senate.

Families Of San Bernardino Attack Victims Accuse Facebook, Google And Twitter Of Aiding Terrorism In Lawsuit
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The tech giants have been accused in a new lawsuit of knowingly supporting Islamic State's extremist agenda.

House Passes $1 Trillion Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown - Politico
The legislation, which was passed the House of Representatives on a 309-118 vote, now heads to the Senate. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

Sacramento County Lawyers Excluded African American Prosepctive Jurors Over Race, Judge Finds | The Sacramento Bee
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Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Senator Tweets Urgent Plea To Halt Deportation In Progress - Politico
The tweets represented an unusual and, it appears, unsuccessful experiment in which a legislator tried to hold government officials accountable for their actions in real time. As he tweeted, Casey discovered that federal immigration officers already had put the family on a flight to their home country, but he wrote that it was possible they might have a layover.

California's Senators Just Proposed A Path To Legal Status And Citizenship For Farmworkers
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Senate approves measure to fund the government through September

President Trump is expected to sign the bill, which staves off a government shutdown

Senate Passes $1 Trillion Spending Deal, Averting Shutdown - Politico
The Senate passed a more than $1 trillion spending bill Thursday to fund the federal government through September, preventing a government shutdown ahead of a Friday deadline.