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  • GOV: added Assemblymember Travis Allen (R)
  • AD72 (Huntington Beach): removed Assemblymember Travis Allen (R)
  • AD72 (Huntington Beach): added Huntington Beach mayor Barbara Delgleize (R)
  • AD72 (Huntington Beach): added Huntington Beach councilmember Mike Posey (R)

Happy health care (or lack thereof) day! Today, Senate leaders unveiled its 142-page plan to repeal/replace Obamacare. It's called the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017."

After today, it should cool off a bit. Of course, my A/C repair is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon in time for the cool wave of mid-90s.  



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CRAMPED QUARTERS: The Times's Michael Finnegan looks at the odd table around which the State Lands Commission meets, which is comprised of 2 gubernatorial candidates and the Director of Finance. 

DIFI: The Bee's Taryn Luna looks at the prospect of Dianne Feinstein running for reelection, as the senior senator turns 84 today. 



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LA-LA-LAND: The LAT's Patrick McGreevy writes that the measure to increase the LA County Board of Supervisors from 5 to 7 members advanced this week in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, despite not unexpected opposition from the county. The bill is a proposed constititional amendment that woud need to be approved by voters.

MONEY MATTERS: The Bee's Adam Ashton reports on the findings of the state auditor on the mismanagement of billions in no-bid state contracts. 



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#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblyman Richard Bloom and Matt Wainwright!



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How Far Left Can California's Legislative Democrats Go Before Republicans Benefit At The Ballot Box?
George Skelton @
Essential Politics

Schumer criticizes Senate Republicans for lack of transparency in health-care bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer criticized Republicans for a lack of transparency in crafting their proposed health-care legislation on June 22 at the Capitol.

Senate Moves To Ease House's Holdup Of Russia Sanctions Bill - Politico
The holdup of a sanctions bill that passed the Senate with 98 votes has alarmed Democrats who worry the House GOP may be using the cover of a constitutional objection to make Trump-friendly changes or bottle up the legislation entirely. But Republicans have vowed that they are committed to getting tougher on Tehran and Moscow, dismissing any suggestion that the procedural hiccup is politically motivated.

After Building Suspense, Trump Says He Doesn't Have Tapes Of Comey Conversations
Michael A. Memoli @
President Trump chose the day that secretive Senate Republicans released their much-anticipated healthcare bill to finally end some sus...

Steyer To Plow $7.5 Million Into Voter Registration Efforts - Politico
Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer said Thursday he will put more than $7.5 million into an effort to register and turn out young voters in eight states ahead of the midterm elections, while remaining mum about his own political ambitions.

Schumer calls Senate health-care bill worse than House bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized the Republican Senate health-care bill, calling it a tax cut for the rich, on June 22 at the Capitol.

Trump: Senate Health Care Bill 'going To Be Very Good' - Politico
President Donald Trump says he welcomes Democratic support. | AP Photo

Sanctuary City Taxes Targeted By American Children First | The Sacramento Bee
Rennie Svirnovskiy @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Trump: GOP health-care bill will have â

As Senate Republicans released a health-care bill June 22 on Capitol Hill, President Trump said the legislation will “be something with heart.”

Calif. State Budget Process Not Over Yet - Capradio.org
Ben Adler @
Capital Public Radio, Inc.7055 Folsom BoulevardSacramento, CA 95826

What's In The Senate's Obamacare Repeal Bill - Politico
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves a Republican meeting on healthcare on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. | AP Photo

McConnell outlines Senate health-care proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.) outlined the draft bill released by Republican senators on June 22 at the Capitol.

Lawsuit Blames Transport Giant Logisticare For Missed Appointments And Injuries Suffered By Medi-cal Patients
Soumya Karlamangla @
L.A. County's Neighborhood Legal Services filed a lawsuit against LogistiCare, a company that provides medical transportation for low-income Medi-Cal patients.

Sen. King Searches For The GOP Healthcare Bill On The Floor Of The Senate - Politico

Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid

Senate Republican leaders released their bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they want to hold a vote on the measure by the end of next week.

Drawing on expertise and resources from various city agencies and community groups, the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, known as LEAD, will give offenders the option of enrolling in health and social services programs, rather than spending time in jail. “We have a lot of diversion programs that keep people from staying in jail too long, but this one is different because it diverts people before they get charges on their record,” said Colleen Chawla, deputy director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, an agency that will play a central role in administering the LEAD initiative. Beginning in August or September, officers from the San Francisco Police Department and BART police will offer LEAD options to individuals who would otherwise face charges for possession or sale of a controlled substance, being under the influence of a controlled substance or prostitution. Instead of facing arrest and prosecution, individuals who choose to enroll in the program can get help from case managers to gain access to public benefit programs, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, employment opportunities and housing options. Katherine Katcher, the founder and executive director of Root & Rebound, which assists people leaving incarceration, said she was heartened by the goal of working with offenders before they are arrested, as opposed to after their convictions. “In San Francisco, there is a lot of infrastructure being poured in by the mayor to really address these issues in a more holistic way and take the burden off of using the criminal justice system and enforcement to solve these problems, which I believe is the right way to go,” said Scott. The proposed budget also allocates $368,000 for the public defender’s office to hire two attorneys and an investigator to work with courts and the diversion project within the Sheriff’s Department to ensure a continuity of services for people being sentenced or released from jail. The San Francisco district attorney’s office would also receive an extra $588,000 to hire staff to oversee weekend booking to help prevent people from waiting in jail while the city decides whether to file charges.

Ballot Measure To Expand L.A. County Board Of Supervisors Advances
Patrick McGreevy @
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors would be expanded from five to seven members and an elected chief executive post would be c...