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THE Nooner for December 20, 2017
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1.7 Million Fewer Californians Would Have Insurance If Health Mandate Is Repealed, UC Berkeley Labor Center Estimates - San Francisco Chronicle
Up to 1.7 million people in California would no longer have health insurance by 2027 if the requirement under the Affordable Care Act to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty is repealed, according to estimates released Wednesday by the UC Berkeley Labor Center.
California Files Lawsuit To Protect Obama Methane Rule | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
Senate Investigators Scrutinize Another Presidential Candidate: Jill Stein
NICHOLAS FANDOS @
The Senate Intelligence Committee is examining links between Green Party candidate Jill Stein and RussiaâÂÂs efforts to interfere with the 2016 election.
Billboard Company Owner Faces $15,000 Fine Over Political Donations
Emily Alpert Reyes @ beta.latimes.com
An attorney tied to a billboard company faces a proposed $15,000 fine from the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission for repeatedly violating city rules that limit how much campaign donors can give to politicians.
More Than Half Of Californians Oppose GOP Tax Bill, According To New Poll
Sarah D. Wire @ latimes.com
More than half of Californians oppose the GOP tax bill expected to be approved by Congress today, and just 20% believe it will have a p...
UC Berkeley Settles Sex Harassment Claim Against Professor For $80,000 - San Francisco Chronicle
A UC Berkeley doctoral student whose academic career changed dramatically after an architecture professor placed his hand on her upper thigh and proposed they become “close friends” has agreed not to sue the University of California in exchange for an $80,000 settlement, The Chronicle has learned.
L.A. Real Estate Developer And Billboard Executive Fined Over Political Donations
Emily Alpert Reyes @ latimes.com
A real estate developer and a billboard executive were fined Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission for flouting city rules that restrict how much donors can give to politicians.
Poll: Voters support new transit taxes, especially on Uber, Lyft
A majority of San Franciscans want improvements to the cityâÂÂs roads and Muni system âÂÂ and they think businesses, including Uber, Lyft and food-delivery services, should pay for them, according to a survey by the San Francisco Transportation Authority. The poll is part of an effort to figure out how to pay for an estimated $22 billion in transit and street improvements, which a mayoral transportation task force says are needed between now and 2045. Pollsters Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates of Oakland conducted the survey of 1,013 registered San Francisco voters considered likely to cast ballots next November. The survey was taken Dec. 1-7 by phone and online. The margin of error is 3.
San Bernardino Woman, Detained By Ice Despite Being U.S. Citizen, Sues
Andrea Castillo @ latimes.com
A San Bernardino hairdresser who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement despite being an American citizen for 20 years has filed a lawsuit.
The House Votes on Tax Bill
The House mustered enough support to move forward with a sweeping G.O.P. tax plan on Tuesday. However, the House will have to vote again Wednesday after the Senate parliamentarian rejected three provisions in the Senate bill.
A U.S. Citizen Says Her Rights Were Violated After She Was Detained By Immigration Authorities In San Bernardino
Paloma Esquivel, James Queally @ beta.latimes.com
The ACLU is suing the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement after 60 year-old Guadalupe Plascencia of San Bernardino, was arrested in a case of mistaken identi
New Tax Law Limits Californians' Ability To Prepay, Other Hacks | The Sacramento Bee
Emily Cadei @ sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics
'reasonable Rates' Is Stricken From CpUC Mission Statement - The San Diego Union-tribune
Jeff McDonald @ sandiegouniontribune.com
The commission published the strategic directive in August as a way of spelling out its governance policies and practices. The 52-page document addresses how the agency makes decisions and manages safety, compliance and other issues.
Schumer: GOP tax bill is â
Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Dec. 20 called RepublicansâÂÂ tax bill âÂÂan absolute disgraceâÂÂ as senators were expected to vote on the plan.
Wineries Could Raise A Glass To Tax Bill - San Francisco Chronicle
The Republican tax bill could be a boon to wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
Puerto Rico Governor Vows Midterm Revenge For Tax Bill - Politico
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he plans to mobilize 5.3 million Puerto Ricans living on the mainland to shake up the midterm elections in states ranging from Florida to California.
New Blow For Uber As Top Eu Court Says It's A Taxi Company | The Sacramento Bee
ANGELA CHARLTON and ARITZ PARRA @ sacbee.com
Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe and could weigh on other app-based companies too.
Rubio, Puerto Rico Governor Spar Over Tax Reform - Politico
The disagreement between the two leaders centers on provisions of the new bill that could put companies in Puerto Rico at a competitive disadvantage because they would be treated as if they are offshore firms, subject to higher taxes than mainland-based corporations.
Senate Panel Rejects Trump's Pick To Lead Export-import Bank, A Leader In The Effort To Shut It Down
Jim Puzzanghera @ latimes.com
Opened during the Great Depression, the bank helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas by providing loan guarantees to foreign buyers and other assistance for sales of goods manufactured domestically.