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THE Nooner for June 9, 2017

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DISTRICT UPDATES

  • AD51 (East LA): added attorney Mark Vargas (D) 

Happy Friday! You made it! Tonight, the Warriors aim for a 4-4-4 sweep of the playoffs for the NBA championship. 

Berkeley's IGS released more poll results today

Gas tax:

  • Favor: 35%
  • Oppose: 58%
  • No opinion: 7%

Jerry Brown job approval:

  • Approve: 59%
  • Disapprove: 41%

Legislature job approval:

  • Approve: 50%
  • Disapprove: 50%

 The Bee's Christopher Cadelago reports.

 

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MONEY MATTERS: The Conference Committee on the State Budget approved a plan yesterday, but there are still many questions to be answered as legislators negotiate with Governor Brown over specifics. The Bee's team of Jim Miller, Alexei Koseff, and Taryn Luna report.

The remaining debate is how to handle Proposition 56 (tobacco tax) funding. Does it go to supplant existing Medi-Cal funding or increase reimbursement rates for providers. Providers gave the most of the money for the campaign, allege that the measure is being improperly applied, creating the supplantion, as opposed to the ballot measure requirement that the funds be supplemental.

 

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SD29 (Fullerton): The OCR's Martin Wisckol writes that the recall campaign against Josh Newman is getting U-G-L-Y. "The mailer says DeMaio’s 'political career ended when he was accused of sexually harassing numerous members of his staff and masturbating in front of a campaign aide.'" The district attorney investigated but found insufficient evidence to prosecute.

 

  

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Ken Cooley, as chair of the Joint Committee on Rules of the Senate and Assembly, shares ideas as to what to do with the aging and not-so-beautiful Capitol annex building on a new website.

The building was added between 1949-52 to the beautiful Capitol building, and houses most legislative offices and hearings. The historic Capitol only has leadership offices, the Senate and Assembly chambers, and a few committee rooms. Everything else is in the annex, constantly confusing visitors because of the mismatched floor numbers. For those of us who spent many late nights in the building know its faults (bathrooms in particular). Totally not up to code.  

Of course, remodeling or replacing the east-side annex is a huge challenge. 1,500 employees, including most legislators and the governor and legislative hearings would have to be moved, unless a new building was built nearby allowing employees and legislators to remain. But, then what happens with the old building? It could be torn down and restored as a larger Capitol Park, but that would require demolishing another side of the Capitol. The only real space for that is the grand west side, which is the historic location of many marches and rallies down Capitol Mall to the west steps.

 

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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Katherine DagleJamie Garzot and Dan Wolk!

 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Bay Area political events: Eshoo town hall, Virginia fundraiser
sfgate.com
Bay Area political events: Hosted by Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Foothill Community College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road in Los Altos. Interfaith organizations are rallying communities in support of diversity in the Bay Area. Nearby, an anti-Sharia ally, hosted by Act For America, is taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Stevens Creek Boulevard and Winchester Avenue in Santa Clara. The Syrian American Council, the International Rescue Committee and National Geographic premiere Hell on Earth: The Sister District Project holds a fundraiser with drinks and music to support Cheryl Turpin, Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 85th District (Virginia Beach). The Sister District Project consists of volunteers who support Democratic state and congressional campaigns in historically red states. Healthcare for Everybody, with speaker Sue Bergman, a nurse and supporter of the Healthy California Act, proposed in the Legislature to create a single-payer health care system. The free event is at 7 p.m. at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 6250 Village Parkway in Dublin. The Sierra Club is seeking volunteers to recruit new members and educate people on environmental issues at Sunday Streets, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Golden Gate Park. Marchers to mobilize and call for the protection of rights for LGBTQ people and “those targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender and disability.” Oxfam America and Microsoft will host an interactive event exploring the Syrian refugee crisis. The free event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Microsoft Conference Center 1065 La Avenida St., Building 1 in Mountain View. Nuclear weapons march:“Women’s March to Ban the Bomb,” in support of U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party, a conversation on countering racism and fascism. Nuclear weapons film: A screening and discussion of “The Nuclear Requiem,” on the challenges of controlling nuclear weapons. The free, two-hour event starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Public Library’s Orchard Room, 13 South San Antonio Road. Californians for Electoral Reform and FairVote California will present an overview of local election systems and discuss possible reforms. Coal film: A free screening of “From the Ashes,” a National Geographic documentary about coal, followed by a discussion on the environment and climate.

State Analyst Recommends Lawmakers Create Accountability Measures For Spending Billions From Higher Gas Tax
Patrick McGreevy @
latimes.com
The California Legislature should develop methods for holding the administration accountable for effectively spending $5.2 billion annu...

California Gas Tax Very Unpopular With Voters, Poll Finds | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

More Than $30 Million In Prop. 47 Savings Will Go To Mental Health And Drug Rehab Programs In The Los Angeles Area
Jazmine Ulloa @
latimes.com
California state officials on Thursday named the 23 government agencies that will receive $103 million in grant funds from a ballot ini...

California Budget Bill Approved, Talks Continue | The Sacramento Bee
Jim Miller, Alexei Koseff and Taryn Luna @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

California Attorney General To Trump: You Can't Touch Our National Monuments
Bettina Boxall @
latimes.com
In a letter to the Interior Department, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra vows to take legal action to protect six national monuments under review by the Trump administration

New Survey: San Diego Voters Want Homeless Funding, Not Convention Center Expansion | Kpbs
Megan Burks @
kpbs.org
The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposal for a tax measure to expand the Convention Center, and whether to call a special election on the plan in November. The proposal would raise the city's hotel room tax by 1 to 3 percentage points. In addition to funding the convention center expansion, it would pay for road repairs and programs to reduce homelessness.

BART to replace seat-hog law with etiquette campaign
sfgate.com
BART directors made it clear Thursday that the so-called seat-hog ordinance is doomed, likely to be replaced by an etiquette campaign or possibly a system in which violators are temporarily banned. Board President Rebecca Saltzman proposed rescinding the law that allows police to fine BART riders who occupy more than a single seat during crowded commute hours. Saltzman, who has always opposed the law, said she sought to have it rescinded because she considers it a waste of limited police resources, a potential cause of more delays and something that could lead toward targeting homeless people and possible use of force. “This is not the way to go,” she said, adding that she would support an expanded etiquette campaign that reminds riders not to take more than one seat, to take off their backpacks and generally behave themselves. Debra Allen, a director from Clayton, said she surveyed her constituents in Contra Costa County and found that many of them thought BART had better things to do than issue citations to people storing their suitcases on the seat next to them or sleeping across two seats. “I’m not willing to just kick this thing to the curb and depend on the ethical standards of the people on the train,” he said. BART has a code of conduct, adopted in 2013, but it doesn’t include taking more than one seat, and it has no penalties, aside from allowing BART police to escort the offender from the system.

Sacramento Police Tried To Run Over Man Before Shooting Him, Recordings Reveal | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria and Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region

Harris And Feinstein In The Spotlight In Comey Hearing
mercurynews.com
Donald Trump, FBI, Kamala Harris, Regional, Russia, U.S. Congress

La May Let Marijuana Businesses Grow To The Tune Of $50 Million In Tax Revenue
dailynews.com
Today's high

Climate Change: Emissions Falling In California As Gas Prices Rise | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler

State Budget Plan Boosts K-12 Spending And Fixes Oroville, But How About Those Tobacco-tax Dollars?
John Myers @
latimes.com
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Loser Challenges Vote For California Democratic Party Chair - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
The ongoing fight between members of the California Democratic Party escalated Thursday, when Richmond resident Kimberly Ellis — who narrowly lost a race to chair the party — filed a formal challenge to contest last month’s results.

Sacramento Settles Police Shooting Of Joseph Mann For $719,000 | The Sacramento Bee
Anita Chabria @
sacbee.com
By Anita Chabria

Sen. Josh Newman’s Recall Battle Gets Nasty – Orange County Register
ocregister.com
The Buzz is the Register’s weekly political news column.

5 Times U.k. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Slammed Donald Trump - Politico
politico.com
With U.K. election results showing a rocky road ahead for Prime Minister Theresa May, President Donald Trump may soon have to forge a closer relationship with a British politician who has repeatedly criticized him: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

In Case You Missed It: Senator Ted Gaines: "California's boondoggle of a healthcare bill needs to be stopped"
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Bad News For President Trump: Republicans Aren't Rushing To His Defense
Cathleen Decker @
latimes.com
Trump's reality: 140 rough days in the books -- 1,320 to go. If Thursday is any indication, rough days lie ahead.

Behind the scenes at the James Comey hearing
politico.com
Former FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill about his interactions with President Donald Trump and the investigation into Russian election interference. Here's a look behind the scenes of the highly anticipated hearing.

What James Comey Has In Common With Women Trapped In Inappropriate Employee-boss Relationships
Lorraine Ali @
latimes.com
James Comey's Senate testimony was not the usual tight-lipped affair of a former G-man. In its most human moments, Comey appeared vulnerable to pressure from a demanding boss.

House Freedom Caucus Ties Food Stamp, Tanf Changes To Tax Reform - Politico
politico.com
Adding in changes to food stamps and TANF would provide another $400 billion over 10 years, Rep. Mark Meadows said. | Getty