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Happy Tuesday! It should be a beautiful day at the Global Nooner Headquarters with a high in the upper eighties. After the rainy winter, I'm guessing we're going to have a pretty hot summer.

Booze wins over taxes on tampons and diapers, to nobody's surprise. The vote in the Assembly Revenue and Taxation committee against the bill by Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher and Cristina Garcia was unanimously vetoed by a committee of almost all men.

Speaking of money matters, Dan Walters writes today about the disappointing revenue numbers for the state in April--nearly $1 billion. That has a big impact on the budget debate going on in the Capitol right now, as there is basically no new funds available to lawmakers to glue together a budget deal. Meanwhile, that state's teachers pension liabilities are increasing significantly. CalSTRS was not included in the pension reform in 2013.



The AP's Sophia Bollag reports that the Assembly has passed a bill removing the requirement that state employees declare that they are not communists. I remember taking the loyalty oath when I worked in a computer lab at UC Davis. For our generation, it just seemed so weird. 




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Gubernatorial Candidate Gavin Newsom Shared His Tax Returns. Here's What We Learned
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Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom shared his tax returns. Here's what we learned

What Senate Republicans are saying about the American Health Care Act

President Trump says he is “so confident” the Senate will pass the American Health Care Act and send it to his desk to be signed into law — but Republican senators say there's a lot of work to be done.

Gov. Brown To Host Fundraiser For Senator Facing Possible Recall To Show 'he's Got His Back' After Tax Vote, Aide Says
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Weak Tax Revenues Undermine California Democrats' Spending Hopes | The Sacramento Bee
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Sinclair Broadcast Group To Buy Tribune Media For $3.9 Billion Plus Debt
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The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday accelerated its deregulation push under Republican control, voting to ease limits on broadcast TV ownership and prices that large telecom companies can charge businesses and governments for bulk broadband services.

Ceremony Honors California Law Enforcement Officers Killed In Line Of Duty | The Sacramento Bee
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The California 7 :: Fox&hounds
The political question facing the seven California congressional Republicans who are holding vulnerable seats is why did they jump aboard the American Health Care Act when up to the last day a number of them were undecided or leaning against the bill?

Legislature Will Keep Eric Holder As Outside Counsel For Another Month, But Longer-term Plans Are Unclear
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The initial three-month contract for former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to serve as outside counsel to the California Legislature is being extended for another month, legislative leaders said Monday.

GOP Rep. Denham Claims Health Care Bill Was ‘bipartisan’ - Politico
U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham listens to a constituent during a casual "Coffee and Conversation" at the Riverbank Teen Center on Tuesday in Riverbank, California. | Getty

A Proposal To Eliminate Sales Taxes On Tampons And Diapers In California Fails
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A proposal to eliminate sales taxes on tampons and diapers in California fails

Pope Francis To Meet With Huntington's Disease Patients, Including University Of San Diego Latin American Scholar - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Report: California Doesn't Know If Its Business Tax Breaks Work -
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Racial Tensions Inflame UCLA Student Body Election, Driving Calls For More Representation
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Racial tensions recently inflamed the UCLA student body election and UC Santa Cruz's housing crisis, with students of color scoring victories at both campuses.

Bay Area political events: Town halls, art shows
Bay Area political events: Political events A roundup of upcoming political events in the Bay Area: Public meeting hosted by the San Francisco Police Department to discuss the office- involved shooting May 3 on the 900 block of Market Street, in which a stabbing suspect was killed. The Museum of International Propaganda holds an art and poetry show, Against Trumpism: Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, hosts a town hall at 5:30 p.m. at the Danville Community Center, Valley Oak Room, 420 Front St. in Danville. Nuclear weapons: A talk by former Defense Secretary William Perry on how to end the threat of nuclear weapons. Political art show: A show to celebrate women artists active in opposition to President Trump, hosted by Indivisible Alameda County. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League holds a fundraiser supporting the “fight for reproductive freedom.” Immigration for Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity will host a discussion on immigration, followed by postcard writing to support social justice. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon at Northern Police Station Community Room, 1125 Fillmore St. in San Francisco.

Evan Jenkins Jumps Into West Virginia Senate Race - Politico
GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins announced his candidacy for Senate in West Virginia on Monday, giving Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin his first major challenger ahead of a tricky 2018 campaign.

Bay Area Funds Immigrant Legal Defense Efforts
President Trump has vowed to step up deportations around the country. But in California, his presidency has quickly loosened the purse strings of local and state government to fund legal defense for immigrants.

Refugees Resettling In Sacramento In Large Numbers | The Sacramento Bee
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This Nurse Plans To Challenge California's Rep. Jeff Denham For His Central Valley Seat
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