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THE Nooner for July 3, 2017

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Well, hello there. Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and I'm looking forward to going to the Sacramento Interdepence Day in Southside Park. I like fireworks, but it's simply not good for the environment. For a joke, the Senate and Assembly are both in session today to ensure legislators will get the $528 in per diem for a three day weekend.

Meanwhile, we have a new $8 billion water bond initiative proposal from the lobbying firm Conservation Strategy Group.

 

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Upward Mobility at Cal State LA

 

The Salton Sea is shrinking, meaning that its salinity is declining and thus its sulfurous odor is increasing, reports the Bee's Angela Hart.

 

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We need strong Cap and Trade

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Assemblymember Rich Gordon, former Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, Henry Lo!

 

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