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THE Nooner for June 12, 2017
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Good morning! It's a quiet news day, a good one to catch up on the weekend Nooners. It looks like today won't repeat yesterday's wild weather, but still will be unseasoably cool with a forecast high of 73 at the Capitol. 101 by Friday.
MILESTONES: Today is the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the United States Supreme Court case that overturned antimiscegenation laws nationwide.
SPORTS PAGE: Game 5 of Warriors v. Cavs is at 6pm.
BUDGET WEEK: It's like Shark Week, although the sharks aren't in the ocean. Thursday is the June 15 deadline under Proposition 25 for the Legislature to pass the budget bill and keep the paychecks flowing to lawmakers. While there might be some changes before the final votes from the actions adopted by Conference Commiittee, they are unlikely to cause a delay.
The one challenge is getting details hashed today and getting the bill online. Under 2016's Proposition 54, bills need to be online in its final form 72 hours in advance of a floor vote. It could be a late night Thursday, but that's nothing knew with legislative deadlines. A one minute delay after midnight Thursday night would cost most legislators $461 in lost salary and per diem.
The biggest issue is spending of tobacco tax revenues from Proposition 56. The California Medical Association, California Dental Association, California Hospital Association, Planned Parenthood, and lots of public health groups are unhappy that much of the new money is supplanting existing Medi-Cal payments rather than increasing provider rates that they claim would expand health accessing by incentivizing more services. There likely will be a lot of lobbying this week.
One of the budget greasers in Conference was $169 million in higher Proposition 98 local property tax revenues projected by the Legislative Analyst's Office. That frees up General Fund revenues, which is the balancer.
The SDUT's Joshua Emerson Smith reports on the legislative effort to ban stores that sell commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits:
In the past decade, more than 230 municipalities around the nation have passed bans of varying degrees on sales of dogs and cats raised at for-profit facilities. More than two-thirds of those regulations have come in the past two and half years.
California has more than 33 cities with these ordinances, from South Lake Tahoe in 2009 to Oceanside in 2015, to Los Angeles in 2016, to San Francisco and Sacramento this year.
#RESISTMARCH: Yesterday, tens of thousands of people marched in Los Angeles in a march formerly known as L.A. Pride, but repurposed this year as a "Resist March," report Hailey Branson-Potts, Meg Bernhard and Anh Do in the Times:
This year, LA Pride went from party to protest. Gone were the colorful floats and boozy crowds watching from the sidewalks of Santa Monica Boulevard. Instead, marchers flooded the streets of Hollywood and West Hollywood, the crowd stretching for several blocks for what can best be described as a symbol of the Trump era — a protest march with a hashtag in its name: the #ResistMarch.
IMMIGRATION: ICE agents arrested 54 undocumented immigrants in Central California, reports the MercNews. "Federal agents arrested 54 immigrants – 25 on the Central Coast – in Central California this week in a raid Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials dubbed routine but was more extensive than arrests last year."
The East Bay Times's Alejandra Molina looks at the implementation of a new state law that could ease the ability for undocumented residents to have some crimes removed from their record and perhaps avoid deportation. "The law — known as “Criminal procedure: postconviction relief” — allows people who have claims of innocence, or people whose attorneys failed to warn them about the immigration consequences of a plea deal, a way of challenging those convictions."
UBER: Every time I mention Uber, I get blowback. The good news is that Ubers board of directors held a meeting yesterday and may be forcing CEO Travis Kalanick to take a leave of absence.
Mr. Kalanick, 40, proposed the idea of taking time off after a boating accident last month that killed his mother and sent his father to the hospital. Given those circumstances, Mr. Kalanick, who has worked nonstop since Uber’s founding in 2009, had told people he might need a break. Still, if he were to take leave, it could be perceived as a repudiation of the aggressiveness that he has brought to Uber.
Any reduction of his involvement in Uber — even if temporary — would be significant, given that he molded the ride-hailing service in his own brash image. Mr. Kalanick has faced particular scrutiny in recent months as Uber has worked to overcome scandals, including employees detailing sexual harassment and systematic attempts to evade law enforcement personnel in some cities.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Senator Bill Dodd (Saturday), Sean Dugar and Laura Speed!
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John Chiang Kicks Off Campaign With Swipe At Newsom - San Francisco Chronicle
The race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown is starting to rev up, with state Treasurer John Chiang rolling into town last week to kick off his gubernatorial campaign with a labor endorsement.
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Trump: Dems Wouldn't Pass Healthcare Bill Even If It Was The Best In The World - Politico
President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House on June 12, 2017. | Getty
McCaskill on Senate GOP health-care proposal: â
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on June 8 scolded Senate Republicans for not allowing Democrats to provide input on their health-care proposal.
Reps. Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Ted Lieu Slam Trump At La Pride #resistmarch
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Lloyd Blankfein wasn't the only one who tweeted his opposition to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accrod on climate change. Scroll through this gallery to see some of the reactions from Bay Area and tech leaders.
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D.C. and Maryland to sue President Trump
Attorneys general for the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland say they will file a lawsuit on June 12 against President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath . The suit centers on the fact that Trump chose to retain ownership of his company when he became president.
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A Central Valley Power Plant May Close As The State Pushes New Building At Customers' Expense
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The giant La Paloma power plant has run hard since it opened in 2003, with owners boasting that its home near Bakersfield is ideal for sending electricity up toward San Francisco or down to Los Angeles area homes and businesses.
Virginia governor candidates sprint to primary finish
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D.C. and Maryland to sue President Trump, alleging breach of constitutional oath
Case centers on âÂÂemolumentsâÂÂ clause of Constitution, barring gifts from foreign governments.
5stars Suffer Setback In Italy’s Local Elections – Politico
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Bay Area political events: refugees, nuclear weapons
Bay Area political events: refugees, nuclear weapons Oxfam America and Microsoft will host an interactive event exploring the Syrian refugee crisis. Nuclear weapons march: âÂÂWomenâÂÂs March to Ban the Bomb,âÂÂ in support of U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Demonstrators will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. Hosted by the Freedom Socialist Party, a conversation on countering racism and fascism. Nuclear weapons film: A screening and discussion of âÂÂThe Nuclear Requiem,âÂÂ on the challenges of controlling nuclear weapons. The free, two-hour event starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Los Altos Public LibraryâÂÂs 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 âÂÂFrom the Ashes,âÂÂ a National Geographic documentary about coal, followed by a discussion on the environment and climate.