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DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY: Tonight is Cordial Caucus at Simon's at 1415 16th Street. The bipartisan karaoke night coordinated by Fiona Ma always draws a great bipartisan crowd of legislators, staffers, lobbyists and the kitchen sink. It starts at 8pm and continues until Simon's closes. A couple of dozen legislators say that they will be attending. 

Show up early, and get some Peking duck before the tables are all occupied. 

DACA: While Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to sue to protect the DACA program, Senator Dianne Feinstein says that the program "on shaky legal ground" and urges Congress to act to codify it, reports Seema Mehta in the Times. "Feinstein's remarks are likely to fuel criticism among the most liberal members of her party, some of whom have said that she has grown out of touch with her constituents as she ponders whether to seek a sixth term next year."

There definitely are enough votes for DACA, although the fight is what is attached to it. Democrats want a "clean bill" such S.1615 (Graham), while Trump wants funding for the wall, something most (if not all) Democrats are opposed to. This could be an ugly showdown, along with several others expected through the end of the legislative year. 

The OCR's Martin Wisckol looks at the possible impact of a DACA elimination on the vulnerable GOP members of Congress in Orange County.

Also in Washington, the debt ceiling debate is heating up, and the deadline may be earlier than the original thought of September 30, as FEMA spending and other federal assistance for Hurricane Harvey and the incoming Hurricane Irma. Treasury officials floated hitting the ceiling between Friday and Tuesday. Democrats want the ceiling to be increased for three months, something GOP leaders oppose, although Trump agrees to. CRs will also be extended for three months. What a way to run a country. 

CEQA: In my morning browsing, I see that environmental organizations have launched a campaign against Senator Steve Bradford and his SB 789, which would ease California Environment Quality Act rules for the Clippers stadium project and projects related to the 2028 Olympics. A major piece is that it allows eminent domain to take place before environmental review is complete. 

Similar provisions were provided under pressure from then-Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg to facilitate the construction of the Kings arena. 

MAYES: I missed this one. For CALmatters, Laurel Rosenhall reports on a funder former Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes held recently where Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared via live video feed to praise Mayes for working on cap-and-trade. 

“I think you are the future of the Republican Party,” Schwarzenegger said to Mayes from the big screen, as guests sipped cocktails and nibbled on Ahi tuna hors d’oeuvres.

The Republican former governor went on to praise Mayes, of Yucca Valley, for negotiating a bipartisan deal to extend California’s cap-and-trade program—an environmental policy Schwarzenegger helped create to curb global warming by forcing companies to pay for emitting greenhouse gases—and called it “a fantastic way to move forward.”

“If the Republican Party will go in that direction then we will have an increase in the membership of the Republican Party,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because this is what the people want us to do.”

CAP-AND-TRADE-AND-SPEND: CALmatters's Julie Cart reports on the scramble to grab to the proceeds of the newly extended cap-and-trade, which had a surprisingly successful auction last month. "Billions of dollars burning a hole in the state’s pocket has that effect on people, and the competition is fierce. Appeals from advocates to fund pet projects were spread over two days in late August, in windowless rooms before sometimes distracted officials. The requests are for cash for electric vehicles, to create green spaces, even for machines to cut pollution from cow manure."

SAFEKEEPING: The LAT's Chris Megerian reports on legislation to ensure that data related to climate change be preserved as the Trump Administration pulls back on climate studies.

 

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