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THE Nooner for November 26, 2017

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on today:

House Tax Bill Is Causing Uncertainty In L.A.'s Homeless Housing Program
Doug Smith @
An arcane provision in the House tax bill could cost California affordable housing developers millions of dollars if it becomes law, reducing the amount of homeless housing that could be built with L.A.'s $1.2-billion Proposition HHH bond measure.

Consider Grabbing Some Tax Deductions Before GOP Takes Them Away - San Francisco Chronicle
Year-end tax planning will take on extra significance — and complexity — this year, given the likelihood that congressional Republicans will try to get a tax bill passed before Dec. 31 to claim a legislative victory for 2017.

Thune Predicts Tax-cut Bill Will Change On The Senate Floor, But Pass - Politico

The Senate's No. 3 Republican said Sunday there'll be "plenty of opportunities" to change the tax-cut bill once it moves to the Senate floor, likely as early as this week.

Republicans Say Corporate Tax Cuts Will Boost Workers' Wages, But Ceos Might Have Other Plans
Jim Puzzanghera, Don Lee @
Corporate tax cuts probably won't bring the salary hikes predicted by Republicans because companies are already sitting on record profits.

Graham: Tax-cut Failure 'not An Option' - Politico

"The economy needs a tax cut, and the Republican Party needs to deliver," Sen. Lindsey Graham said. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

Sf Leaders Get Down In Depths To Clean Up Grimy Corner Of City - San Francisco Chronicle
Many San Franciscans wonder whether our political leaders truly see what we see: the filth, the garbage, the dirty needles, the drug use, the homeless people who sit at the same corner day after day clearly needing help.

Van Driver Tries To Cut Into Trump's Presidential Motorcade - Politico

The motorcade for President Donald Trump is seen on Nov. 24 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo

A New California Gold Rush For Homeowners, The Poorhouse For Renters
Steve Lopez @
Home ownership in California is the best investment any of us will ever make, thanks, in large part, to a scarcity of housing.

Pelosi Defends Conyers As 'an Icon' - Politico

"He will cooperate with any review," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. | John Shinkle/POLITICO

Craig Coley, Wrongly Convicted And Jailed For 39 Years, Spends First Thanksgiving Free With Detective Who Advocated For His Release
Andrea Castillo @
The former restaurant night manager had fought unsuccessfully for years to overturn a conviction for a grisly double murder that had shocked Simi Valley in 1978.

Graham, Durbin Disagree On New Cfpb Director - Politico

"I think the president's on good ground here to appoint somebody under the Vacancy statute," Graham said.

Jack Stauffacher, typographer and master printer, dies at 96.
Jack Stauffacher, a master printer who taught himself on a mail-order press and ended up with his austere and exquisite typography in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, has died. Mr. Stauffacher died Nov. 16 at his longtime home in Tiburon, said his daughter, Francesca Stauffacher of Corte Madera. He was 96. In a nearly 80-year career that started when he was a teenager, Mr. Stauffacher worked with metal and wood type and printed everything from business cards and tickets to fine art booksand museum monographs. Along the way, he was part of the North Beach Bohemia that spawned the Beats after World War II.

Editorial: The Republican Tax on the Future

More debt, a growing trade deficit, factories moving overseas — that’s no way to make America great.