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  • Please join the Women’s Foundation of California for the 2017 Legislative Reception, celebrating the policy projects of the current Women’s Policy Institute State and County classes. We will honor the accomplishments of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Senator Connie M. Leyva, Assembly Member Shirley Weber, California Budget & Policy Center Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher and Californians United for a Responsible Budget Statewide Coordinator Diana Zuñiga. Join us in recognizing women’s leadership and commitment to creating a better California. May 9, 5–7PM at the Sacramento Meeting Place, Adelante Room, 1414 K Street, first floor. Refreshments will be served. RSVP here!

  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at or contact us at

  • 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.

  • iHeartMedia Strategic Partnerships Division is seeking a Strategic Account Manager for Government and Political Partnerships

    This person builds and maintains effective long-term strategic partnerships with key decision makers and influencers at partner advertising agencies. He/She creates demand for products and services by underscoring company’s compelling marketing solutions. Has deep understanding of all types of media vehicles and how they work together, company products/services, the market and the needs/challenges of all accounts. Develops new partnership relationships through networking, research and capabilities presentations to new agencies. Position pays six figures to the right candidate. For more information and instructions on how to apply, e-mail

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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

    Submit resume & cover letter to Mark Diel:
  • Become 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:

  • Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today

    A new policy paper demonstrates that it is entirely possible today to provide the same accessible, low-cost university experience that California successfully offered its students from the 1960s through the 1990s.

    The report demonstrates that we can revive the California Master Plan for Higher Education—eliminating tuition, restoring state per student funding, and providing seats for all students— would only cost the median California household $48 per year.

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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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Bernie Sanders Says GOP Health Care Bill Is 'never Going To Pass' Senate
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday called the GOP-backed Obamacare repeal bill "one of the most disgusting pieces of legislation eve...

Obama challenges Republicans to show 'courage' on health care

President Obama criticized congressional Republicans and their proposed health-care bill, the American Health Care Act, during a speech at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library on May 7 in Boston.

Bay Area political events: Congressional town halls
Bay Area political events: Congressional town halls Rallies and town halls are a part of political life in the Bay Area. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove (Sacramento County), hosts two town halls: at 9 a.m. at the McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place in Vacaville; and at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive in Fairfield. Public hearing over Oakland’s proposed Domain Awareness Center. Activists support the city Privacy Commission’s recommendations for oversight and reporting requirements, which come before the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday evening. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, holds a town hall at 5:30 p.m. at the Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room, 420 Front St. Nuclear weapons: A talk by former Defense Secretary William Perry on how to end the threat of nuclear weapons. Protest outside Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, one of several “Empty the Tanks” demonstrations planned around the country over “exploiting marine mammals for entertainment.” Starts at 11 a.m. outside the theme park at 1001 Fairgrounds Drive.

California Democrats Take Aim At Republicans Over Health Vote - San Francisco Chronicle

Mccarthy: I Have No Problems If The Senate Re-writes Obamacare Repeal Bill - Politico
In the days since House Republicans passed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, skeptical GOP senators have made clear that they intend to write their own bill instead of taking up the one passed on the other side of Capitol Hill.

Obama Calls On Lawmakers To Show ‘courage’ In Health-care Fight

As the legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act moves to the Senate, Obama called on Republican and Democratic lawmakers to demonstrate similar courage to ensure that vulnerable Americans do not lose access to care.

White House health care victory short-lived as Russia probe looms
After Trump's biggest legislative victory yet, momentum slows as the Senate settles in to rework the bill and Russia’s election interference takes center stage in hearings.

Santa Ana Woman Pursues Harvard Dream – Orange County Register
Seeking donations: Santa Ana resident Gloria Montiel, 23, achieved part of her childhood dream by graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in 2009.

Young Immigrants Reapply For Deportation Relief – Press Enterprise
At least for now, young undocumented immigrants are hopeful they will continue to have temporary deportation relief under an Obama-era program that President Donald Trump initially pledged to do away with.

Silicon Valley Is 'officially A Retirement Community For D.C. Political Vets'
Seema Mehta @
Campaign and White House veterans who in years past would have turned their resumes & connections into cushy jobs are headed west to work in tech.

House Health Care Bill Is â

The House speaker defended the legislation, but top Republican senators said it would be rewritten and more carefully considered, a process that could take months.

Draft Analysis Suggests More Fish Will Die If California Builds The Delta Tunnels | The Sacramento Bee
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Euro Strengthens As Emmanuel Macron Wins French Presidential Election – Politico
Centrist candidate secures big victory over far-right leader.

Why Venture Capital Investors Are Betting Big On Marijuana
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Bay Area French expatriates voice relief at Macronâ
French expatriates in the Bay Area welcomed the election of Emmanuel Macron with relief and optimism Sunday, with many celebrating the victory as a win for European unity and a break from France’s mainstream political parties. Wolf, who works at Google, said he supports Macron’s economic platform, progressive social ideas and message of European unity. Wolf’s sentiments were echoed by many in the French expatriate community in the Bay Area, more than a dozen of whom gathered Sunday at Cafe Bastille in San Francisco’s Financial District, a popular meeting spot for French expats to watch the World Cup and other events. Loïc Le Gland, who helped organize En Marche SF, the local arm of the political movement that supports Macron, said the biggest challenge was not persuading French voters here to support Macron, but rather getting them out to vote. Macron’s opponent, Le Pen, ran on an antiglobalization, anti-immigrant platform, which many French voters here reject. Alice Henry, 32, a project manager at the nonprofit Sama Source, said she was never engaged in politics before this election, but was concerned about the wave of populism that elected Donald Trump in the United States and prompted voters in the United Kingdom to exit the European Union.

Eric Bauman Emails California Democratic Party About Molestation Rumors
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‘housing Crisis’ Tops California’s Legislative Agenda This Year
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Activist Ron Kovic Says Disabled Parking Cheats 'just Aren't Thinking.' Or Do They Just Not Care?
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Skelton talks with 'Born on the Fourth of July' author Ron Kovic about disabled parking cheats

Bill Clinton To Collaborate On Novel About Missing President - Politico
Former President Bill Clinton is working on a novel with author James Patterson about a missing president.

Decoding HHS Secretary Price's spin on the American Health Care Act

HHS Secretary Tom Price engaged in misleading, verbal gymnastics to defend the House GOP health bill. Here's a guide to his rhetoric.

Texas Governor Bans Sanctuary Cities - Politico
Greg Abbott said Texas residents expect lawmakers to "keep us safe" and said similar laws have already been tested in federal court. | AP Photo