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THE Nooner for July 28, 2017

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DISTRICT UPDATES

Happy Friday! You made it!  Well, so much for health care reform.. It's failure is good news for the state budget to the tune of $23.7 billion in federal funding.

RECALL WATCH: The FPPC took a step yesterday to lift contribution limits on candidate-controlled committees defending against recalls, reports the LAT's Patrick McGreevy.

US SENATE: Mark Z. Barabak writes in the Times that if Adam Schiff becomes the next senator from California, he largely would have Donald Trump to thank.

AFFIRMATIVE: Gubernatorial candidates John Chiang, Gavin Newsom, and Antonio Villaraigosa all responded in favor of support affirmative action in response to the request from the Latino and black legislative caucuses, reports Christopher Cadelago in the Bee.

HIGH-SPEED RAIL: Yesterday, the State Supreme Court ruled that U.S. environmental law doesn't preempt California's stricter laws for the high-speed rail project.

DAM IT! The Bee's Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow report that the state has ordered the inspaction of 93 dams following the Oroville Dam debacle.

GOLD RUSH: The winter rains and rushing rivers have uncovered gold not seen for several years, reports Thomas Curwen in the Times.

DOUBLE-X FACTOR: In the Bee, Taryn Luna writes up a new report by California Women Lead about the underepresentation of women in elective office. "Only 31 percent of city council seats are held by women in the 482 cities across the state. On the upside, that’s 69 more women than two years ago, according to the report. There are 137 women mayors. About 25 percent of county supervisors are women. Twenty-six women serve in the state Legislature, down from 31 in 2015-16. California currently has 119 state legislators with one vacancy."

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to former senator Jim Battin, Silvio Ferrari, Ron Givens, Matt Rogers, and Tomi Riley VandeBrooke!

 

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Emily's List Is Putting Republicans 'on Notice' And Seven Of Them Are In California
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Candidates For Governor Back Affirmative Action | The Sacramento Bee
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Democratic senators hit Trump's retirement cuts for feds, while unions oppose his personnel chief pick

A letter from 18 Senate Democrats to Senate leaders says the president's budget proposal to cut federal employee retirement benefits would “significantly harm” staffers and hurt government recruitment.

Surprising Item In Poll On The Environment; But What If They Asked A Follow-up Question :: Fox&hounds
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The Public Policy Institute of California released its poll on Californians & the Environment and the poll indicated that residents and voters are definitely pro-environment. But, the poll included a surprise for those who followed the cap-and-trade debate.

After Health Care Failure, Trump Calls For Change To Legislative Filibuster - Politico
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The bill got 49 votes and needed 50, plus Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie.

Trump And GOP Leaders Agree To Drop Border-adjustment Tax From Reform
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The Trump administration and congressional Republican leaders have ditched a controversial border-adjusted tax proposal as part of an effort to present a united front for a broad tax-overhaul.

Lake Tahoe's Waters Are Waming And Its Trees Are Dying, UC Davis Researchers Find | The Sacramento Bee
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Ryan: We Want To Do Tax Reform 'better' Than Health Care - Politico
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House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks at his weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 27. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans See A Narrow Path To Health Care Repeal - San Francisco Chronicle
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WASHINGTON — Amid all the confusion, division and near-death experiences of the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, party leaders emerged this week with a narrow but visible path to fulfilling their seven-year vow to revoke the law they call Obamacare.

Stunned Mcconnell Blames Democrats After Crucial Health Care Loss - Politico
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"Our friends on the other side decided early on they didn't want to engage with us in a serious way," Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell said. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Watchdog Panel's Support For Lifting Some Donation Limits Is Likely Boost To State Senator Facing Recall
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A watchdog commission appointed by Democrats opted Thursday to support lifting the limits on donations to officials targeted by recalls...

State Supreme Court Takes Up Appeal Challenging San Diego Pension Cutbacks - The San Diego Union-tribune
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Reporter inadvertently drops notebook on Scott during Senate vote

As the vote on the GOP health-care bill approached, July 28, a reporter inadvertently dropped her notebook on Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) as he stood on the Senate floor.

Full Text: Senate 'skinny' Obamacare Repeal Bill - Politico
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Read the full text of the Senate health care bill. | Detroit News via AP

Senate Republicans Close In on Health Bill but Face Revolt
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The party’s senators trimmed their vision of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but some said they would vote for it only with assurances that it would not become law.

Bay Area political events: LGBT rights film, town hall
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Bay Area political events: LGBT rights film, town hall Political events in the Bay Area Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, will host a Resistance Fair and discussion with Indivisible Guide co-author Jeremy Haile. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon at Diablo Valley College, Commons Quad and Cafeteria, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. Health care march: “Our Lives on the Line,” a nationwide protest against Republican health care plans. In Walnut Creek, a rally will begin at 1 p.m. with a short march at 2:30 p.m. Participants to meet at the corner of Mount Diablo Boulevard and Main Street. Participants will call representatives to defend the Affordable Care Act. Indivisible: A meeting, hosted by Indivisible East Bay, focused on the 2018 elections and local politics, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Oakland Main Library Auditorium, 125 14th St. For information: https://indivisibleeb.org/upcoming-events LGBT rights film: A free screening of We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite, a film about the struggles of a historic, black-owned LGBT club, at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-San Jose, will host a town hall at 4 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Community Center, Orchard Pavilion, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. Helena, will host a town hall at 6 p.m. at the Rancho Cotate High School, 5450 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Nuclear weapons march: A rally and march to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to call for nonviolent action. Join the Lamorinda Democratic Club for political trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd.

Trump On Health Care: 'it's Going To Be Fine' - Politico
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The measure failed 49-51, with all Senate Democrats and three Republicans voting against it. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

California's Tax Board Members Aren't Happy About How New Disclosure Rules Are Being Applied
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Hirono to GOP senators: â

As a vote on a Senate health-care bill neared, July 27, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told GOP senators to show Americans the same “care” they showed her when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer.