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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.
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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 @ sacbee.com
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 @ sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
Republican Tax Bill Heads to a Vote
THE NEW YORK TIMES @
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 @ latimes.com
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
ROBERT PEAR @
The tax bill headed for passage eliminates the Affordable Care ActâÂÂs 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 @ latimes.com
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 - Capradio.org
Chris Nichols @ capradio.org
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Residents Report Nosebleeds And Headaches After New Leak At Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility
Alene Tchekmedyian @ latimes.com
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 @ sandiegouniontribune.com
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 @ sacbee.com
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