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THE Nooner for December 19, 2017





SF: Former supervisor Angela Alioto and daughter of the legendary mayor Joe Alioto pulled papers to run for mayor.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to WEAVE and/or My Sister's House yesterday for my birthday to help women and children. It was a great way to get rid of 2017.

The two Republicans voting against the tax bill thir morning were Darrell Issa (R-49) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-48)

More tomorrow... 

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Borenstein: CalPERS About To Bury Taxpayers In More Debt
Daniel Borenstein, Economy, Government Pensions, Investments, Opinion Columnists, Politics, Regional, Stocks

Republican Tax Bill Will Hurt California, Poll Finds | The Sacramento Bee
Christopher Cadelago @
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Gov. Jerry Brown Takes To Social Media To Criticize Republican 'tax Monstrosity'
Update on 'California politics news feed'

Angela Alioto Takes Big Step Toward Sf Mayoral Run - Sfgate
San Francisco attorney and former Supervisor Angela Alioto took a major step Monday toward a mayoral run, requesting nomination documents from the city's Department of Elections. Alioto is a longtime presence on San Francisco's political scene. She served two terms on the Board of Supervisors in the 1980s and '90s, including a stint as board president. She has also run twice for mayor, coming closest in 2003, when she finished third in the primary behind Matt Gonzalez and eventual winner Gavin Newsom. Alioto, 68, could not immediately be reached for comment. She joins former state Sen.

Trump Files Scotus Brief In Janus V Afscme | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

Republican Tax Bill Heads to a Vote

The House begins debate on the tax bill and plans to vote Tuesday afternoon. The Senate could vote soon after, handing Republicans a major first legislative victory.

Will The GOP Tax Bill Stall California's Economic Growth?
Andrew Khouri @
Republicans have said that by slashing business taxes, they will supercharge the American economy, benefiting both C-suite executives and the average American. Economists generally expect a short-term boost to growth, though they doubt the cuts will be a game changer for either the larger economy or the typical worker.

Without the Insurance Mandate, Health Careâ

The tax bill headed for passage eliminates the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most people have insurance. No one is sure what that will do to health care.

GOP Tax Bill Also Manages To Needlessly Screw Up The Healthcare System
David Lazarus @
It would be easy to devote an entire column to the vicious provisions of the bill, such as making corporate tax cuts permanent but relief for individuals only temporary, or running up well over a trillion dollars in debt to make the rich richer.

Poll: Voters Split On GOP Tax Bill - Politico

The poll also shows a muddled political outlook for members of Congress. | Detroit News via AP

New California Law Bans Smoking, Ingesting Marijuana While Driving Or Riding In Car -
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Residents Report Nosebleeds And Headaches After New Leak At Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility
Alene Tchekmedyian @
Southern California Gas Co. on late Monday reported a leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility during a routine operation to pressurize equipment after maintenance.

Former County Supervisor Pam Slater-price Ditches The Gop, Becomes A Dem - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Stewart @

Congress speeds toward final tax votes

The House and Senate are set to pass their tax code rewrite, giving a big win to Republicans.

Berkeley may repeal law that lets police use pepper spray during violent protests
A civilian commission in Berkeley worried about the health impacts of pepper spray is urging the City Council to repeal an ordinance that allows police officers to use the chemical on violent protesters. The Berkeley City Council approved the law in September in response to a series of destructive political clashes between extremist groups in the city, overturning a 20-year ban in the city that prohibited the eye-stinging spray in crowd-control situations. Police officers have long been equipped with pepper spray, but were prohibited from using it when a mass of people were involved.

Tax Bill A Dream Come True For Some GOP Wonks - Politico

When he became Speaker, Paul Ryan said he was reluctantly passing the title of Ways and Means chairman, and the opportunity to focus his attention on tax reform, to another member. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Delta Tunnels Bonds Challenged By Valley Farmers | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @
By Dale Kasler

Troubled Sf Central Subway Has A New Problem: The Boss Quit - San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco’s $1.6 billion Central Subway project, already a year behind schedule, is facing a new challenge.

Richard Branson Takes Helm At Hyperloop One Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal Surrounding Former Chairman – Daily News
British billionaire Richard Branson was named chairman of the board at Virgin Hyperloop One, the young Los Angeles company working to revolutionize mass-transportation technology, he announced Monday.

Pence Again Delays Mideast Trip, Till January - Politico

Mike Pence was originally scheduled to depart over the weekend, but the trip was delayed until this week so that he could preside over the upcoming Senate vote on tax code changes. | Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images