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THE Nooner for July 24, 2017

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DISTRICT UPDATES

  • AD66 (Torrance): added former Torrance mayor Frank Scotto (R)

Well, happy Monday to you Noonerific people. In the 95814, it'll be cooler today with a high of only 90. The lunch hour should be a perfect 82 for a leisurely legislative recess patio lunch. 

John Myers looks at the proposed constitutional amendment agreed to win Republican votes for the cap-and-trade extension last week. "The proposal is relatively small — it’s only 253 words — but has the potential to spark a very big debate on a notable part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s legacy: the climate cash that’s been a lifeline to high-speed rail."

CLEARING THE AIR (OR NOT): Rachel Uranga reports for SCNG about the exemption for commercial diesel trucks provided for in the road tax deal. "[A] provision in Senate Bill 1 – the $52 billion road-fixing law Brown signed amid much ballyhoo in the spring – exempts most diesel trucks from emissions-reduction requirements for many years ahead."

HOUSING: The Bee's Angela Hart looks at the efforts in the Legislature to provide funding for affordable housing. "But there are early signs that hammering out a deal could be tricky. The Legislature went on a monthlong summer recess without outlining a potential legislative package to deal with the problem, after Democrats said for weeks that they hoped to be further along by the break." Three bills are moving, one imposing a new real estate transaction tax, one to propose a general obligation bond for affordable housing, and one to streamline the approval process for affordable housing.

THE ROAD: The Bee's Tony Bizjak reports on the influence of the death of Assemblymember Jim Frazier's daughter has had on him. "It devastated Frazier. It pushed him into politics. And it has led him to sponsor one of the most potentially far-reaching bills in the state Legislature this year."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Ling Ling Chang and David Creager!

 

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As Republicans' efforts to undo the 2010 health care law hit seemingly insurmountable roadblocks, members of the party have floated working with Democrats to stabilize insurance markets or moving on to other priorities. But Thune, a Republican senator from South Dakota, insisted Sunday that the GOP is committed to dismantling the law that was the signature achievement of former President Barack Obama.

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Hell hath no fury like a president scorned. And with the embarrassing collapse of the GOP-controlled Senate’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, many health care experts predict that Donald Trump and his administration will do whatever it takes to “let Obamacare fail,” as the president put it last week.

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In pre-written testimony Jared Kushner plans to submit before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday -- a high-stakes, closed-door grilling session that is part of the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign -- the powerful son-in-law will try to explain away his four contacts with Russian officials during the general election and the transition as innocent interactions.

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Trump To Gop: 'last Chance To Do The Right Thing' On Obamacare - Politico
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California Assemblyman Frazier Authors Ab 63 Driver License Restrictions Bill | The Sacramento Bee
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The New Face Of The White House: Polished, Smooth And Noncombative
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Trump On Twitter: GOP 'do Very Little To Protect Their President' - Politico
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Mo Brooks: 'Second Amendment' | Campaign 2018

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