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Top Candidates For Board Of Supervisors Accepted Thousands In Tainted Dollars - The San Diego Union-tribune
Jeff McDonald @ sandiegouniontribune.com
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.
UC Is Handing Out Generous Pensions, And Students Are Paying The Price With Higher Tuition
Jack Dolan @ latimes.com
Big spike in UC pensions helps drive latest tuition increases.
Important California Bills Waiting For Governor Jerry Brown’s Signature – Orange County Register
State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said the 2017 session of the California Legislature was “the most productive and progressive legislative session in memory.” Hundreds of bills are on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, and he has until Oct. 15 to sign, not sign or veto. Here’s a look at some of the major bills on his desk.
There Is A Multibillion-dollar Hole In The Delta Tunnels Funding Plan
Bettina Boxall @ latimes.com
The Westlands Water District vote to bail out of the delta tunnels project is rooted in a big funding gap that has hung over the proposal since its inception.
Protesters Dragged Out Of Senate Hearing On Obamacare Repeal - Politico
Colleen Flanagan of Boston and other activists in wheelchairs opposed to the GOP's Graham-Cassidy health care repeal bill are removed by U.S. Capitol Police after disrupting a Senate Finance Committee hearing on the last-ditch GOP push to overhaul the nation's health care system Monday. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Senate Republicans Unsure What Their Healthcare Bill Would Do, Even As They Push Ahead On It
Noam N. Levey @ latimes.com
Despite almost no analysis of what their latest bill would do, Senate Republicans are pushing ahead with plans to vote this week
O.C. Democrats’ Big Dinner: Too Many Congressional Candidates? – Orange County Register
The Buzz is the Register’s weekly political news column.
Nigel Farage to Campaign for Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race
MATTHEW HAAG @
Mr. Farage, a right-wing British politician, is defying President Trump by endorsing Mr. Moore in a pivotal Republican Senate runoff.
GOP Tax Blueprint To Propose Slashing Corporate, Individual Rates - Politico
The Republican blueprint for tax reform will also propose eliminating a deduction for state and local taxes, a change that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had previewed during a POLITICO event. | Andres Kudacki/AP Photo
Analysis: Trump Picks A Fight With NFL Players That Is Full Of Risks - San Francisco Chronicle
President Trump’s decision to pick a racially charged fight with the world of pro football — one of a dwindling number of institutions that unite Americans of all races, classes and religions — carries a lot more political risk than past Twitter wars with the media and Hollywood figures his supporters detest.
California’s Legislature Is Getting More Family-friendly — And It’s Not Just Politics Behind The Shift
Is Disney Paying Its Share In Anaheim? The Money Battle Outside The Happiest Place On Earth
Over the last 20 years or so, Disneyland Resort has secured incentives, tax protections and subsidies that, in total, would be worth more than $1 billion.
Trump: Mccain ‘the Only Reason We Don’t Have’ Obamacare Repealed - Politico
Moore has tried to tie Strange, the establishment candidate, to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who Trump has feuded with over his failure to shepherd a health care bill through the chamber.
See How California Lawmakers Are Putting More Teeth -- And More Money -- Into Reform
Millions, if not billions, in new dollars will flow to housing programs under a host of housing bills adopted in the final hours of the California Legislature. New rules will make it harder for local governments to block developments.
Chargers And Chiefs Players Join In Nfl-wide Protest Sunday - The San Diego Union-tribune
Tom Krasovic @ sandiegouniontribune.com
A $200-million Donation Threatens To Tar UC Irvine's Medical School As A Haven For Quacks
Michael Hiltzik @ latimes.com
UCI's acceptance of a $200-million donation from the Samueli family has critics warning of their affinity for quack medicine.
Trump predicts Republicans will 'eventually' win on health care but says his primary focus is on taxes
âÂÂI believe we will be successful in the largest tax cut in our countryâÂÂs history.âÂÂ
Free Health Clinic Draws 1,500 People | The Sacramento Bee
Molly Sullivan @ sacbee.com
By Molly Sullivan
Hepatitis: San Diego's Latest Infamous Export - The San Diego Union-tribune
Michael Smolens @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Republicans' latest attempt to repeal Obamacare is another legislative (and political) mess.
A new, last-minute version of Cassidy-Graham seems designed to get votes, rather than reform health-insurance policy for the better.