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Upward Mobility at Cal State LA

 

DISTRICT UPDATES

  • AD25 (Fremont-Santa Clara): added businessman Bob Brunton (R) 

Happy Thursday! Only one more day of this year's legislative session! As I write, it's a very gray morning, although no liquid is falling from the sky.

UNDER THE DOME:

  • AB 450 (Chiu): Employment regulation: immigration worksite enforcement actions. Another California "wall" against the federal administration's rhetoric has passed.
  • SB 63 (Jackson): Unlawful employment practice: parental leave. The bill to require small employers to provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave to employees is heading to the governor's desk. 

From lobbyist Chris Micheli:

At the start of today, the Assembly had 220 measures in the Daily File, including 70 on the Supplemental File. Of the 120 concurrence measures, 69 were dispensed with, but only 6 of the 79 Senate Bills eligible were taken up today.

At the start of today, the Senate had 201 measures in the Daily File, including 20 on the Supplemental File. They did a number of the 30 bills on concurrence, and many of those Assembly Bills on 3rd Reading (there were 92 ABs eligible). However, I do not believe the 82 items listed on special consent were taken up before adjournment, so they will carry over until tomorrow.

I'm glad somebody is counting. Just keep in the back (or front) of your mind, one day more.

THE OTHER DOME:

The Bee's Christopher Cadelago reports on a new Berkeley/IGS poll that finds a plurality of Democrats ready to see a new house leader and to set Nancy Pelosi on the bench. The poll didn't ask respondents for names of replacements, as crickets are hard to impersonate on the phone.

 

EFF US ALL: 

West Sac:

"Man arrested after three children found dead in West Sacramento home [Nashelly Chavez and Randy Pench @ SacBee] - "The woman’s husband, identified as Robert William Hodges, 33, was arrested in connection with the triple homicide and domestic violence case, Kinney said. A California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over near Interstate 80 and West El Camino Avenue, Kinney said." 

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TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Trump Fighter Kamala Harris Edging Feinstein In Popularity – The Mercury News
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Harris has become so popular so fast that many national pundits are floating the name of the first-year senator and former California attorney general as a possible presidential contender in 2020.

California Legislature's Final Days Of Work This Year Have Changed, Thanks To Voters
John Myers @
latimes.com
California voters approved a change to the operating rules of the Legislature that forces more transparency about the contents of bills. Did the change make things better?

Catalans Set To Begin Campaigning For Independence Ballot - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is expected to begin campaigning for the ballot, planned for an Oct. 1, in the Catalan capital of Barcelona.

Power Grid Expansion Plan Withdrawn Amid Political Backlash - The San Diego Union-tribune
Jeff McDonald @
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Federal investigators probing campaign spending by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, are looking for evidence of fraud, falsified documents and conspiracy in addition to improper personal spending of political contributions, according to a search warrant affidavit.

Ex-reagan Speechwriter Dana Rohrabacher A Big Backer Of Legal Pot - Sfgate
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Politicians don’t get much more conservative than Orange County Rep.

Top Tax Writers, Mnuchin To Talk Tax Reform At Pro Summit - Politico
politico.com
The flurry of activity on tax reform this week has raised expectations that Congress is going to start moving legislation this fall, after months of negotiations between top Republican lawmakers and the White House.

California Assembly Approves Resolution Denouncing Trump's Decision On Daca
Jazmine Ulloa @
latimes.com
After some intense exchanges on the house floor, the California Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution that condemned President Trum...

Democrats Talk New Deal With Trump, This Time On Daca - San Francisco Chronicle
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WASHINGTON — Upending the political order in the nation’s capital for the second time in a week, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and her Senate counterpart, Chuck Schumer of New York, said Wednesday night that they had reached an agreement with President Trump to shield undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation and to increase border security, but without building a wall.

State Senate Fiscal Committee Approves Budget Proposal To Assist Daca Recipients In California
Jazmine Ulloa @
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California Drug Pricing Bill Heads To Gov. Jerry Brown | The Sacramento Bee
Taryn Luna @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

A Good Compromise Will Result In California Becoming A 'sanctuary State'
George Skelton @
latimes.com
Essential Politics

Alameda Point Water Deemed OK For Bathing, But Not Consuming - San Francisco Chronicle
sfchronicle.com
Residents of Alameda Point can safely bathe in their tap water again, but should continue to refrain from drinking it, cooking with it or using it to brush their teeth, state and local officials said. .

California Democrats Want Nancy Pelosi Out As House Leader | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Lausd Board President Ref Rodriguez Charged With Conspiracy – Daily News
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The president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board and his cousin were charged Wednesday in an alleged money-laundering scheme to hide the source of nearly $25,000 he claimed in campaign contributions, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Bay Area political events: single-payer, congressional town hall
sfgate.com
Political events in the Bay Area Thursday Single-payer care: California Nurses Association hosts a town hall meeting in Santa Rosa on California legislation to create a single-payer health care system. Event is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Steele Lane Community Center, 425 Steele Lane. Friday Town hall: Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, holds a town hall at 7 p.m. Friday at West Marin School Community Gym, 11550 Shoreline Highway, Point Reyes Station.

L.A. School Board President Faces Felony Charges Over Campaign Contributions
Anna M. Phillips, David Zahniser, Howard Blume @
latimes.com
The LA City Ethics Commission has accused LAUSD School Board President Refugio Rodriguez and a relative of political money laundering.

Carpool Lane Access For Electric Cars Extended In Ca Bill | The Sacramento Bee
Alexei Koseff @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

House Sends $1.2 Trillion Spending Package To Certain Rejection In Senate - Politico
politico.com
The House on a 211-198 vote Thursday passed a mammoth fiscal 2018 spending bill that reflects Republican priorities but stands no chance of making it through the Senate in its current form.

California Senate Republicans United in Opposition to Assembly Bill 186
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AB 186 was brought up on the Senate floor for a vote yesterday and failed to pass. Senate Democrats may attempt to bring up AB 186 again for another floor vote.