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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • CA12 (San Francisco): added public interest attorney Shahid Buttar (D)
  • CA49 (Carlsbad): added Michael Schmitt (R)
  • CA50 (East San Diego Cnty): added William Daniel Wells (R)

 

Classifieds below:

  • Education: Pepperdine Masters of Public Policy (GRE waived for legislative staffers)
  • Education: UOP/McGeorge School of Law: MPP/MPA (full-time or part-time, 3 miles from the Capitol)
  • Event: California’s Fiscal Outlook - Jerry Brown’s Final Budget and the Challenges Ahead
  • The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representatives (Bay Area, LA North East, Orange, San Bernardino, San Joaquin North)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels  

 

Happy Tuesday! Oh, what will people talk about in the Capitol this week? 

MENDOZA: Christopher Cadelago reports in the Bee that the Senate Rules Committee will decide today what to recommend to the full Senate as to what to do with the results of the independent investigation into harassment and retaliation allegations against Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia). Mendoza is currently on a paid leave of absence and sued the Senate last week to seek full reinstatement.

On Thursday, a day before Democrats gather in San Diego for their annual convention, the Senate could take action on Mendoza if the punishment is serious enough to require a floor vote. Possible repercussions for him include censure, suspension, expulsion, or no discipline at all.

Officials say Mendoza would be given the opportunity to tell his side of the story, a scenario that would draw considerable attention given the heightened tensions between the disgraced official and his colleagues, some of whom have grown impatient with him.

Speaking of Cadelago, he tweets this morning: "Some personal news: Very excited to be joining @POLITICO’s White House team in a few weeks. Many thanks to @sacbee_news and the Bureau for four incredible years."

Congratulations to Christopher, who we are going to miss. Another loss to Bee readers.

Meanwhile, from the Politico California Playbook on Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia:

-- THE LATEST...Tim Reardon, Garcia's ex-chief of staff in 2014, challenged Kernick's statements about work conditions in Garcia's office, and told the Sacramento Bee on Saturday following publication of the POLITICO story that "If Mr. Kernick wants to talk about his time working there, then he ought to open up his own personnel records and let people see what was written in there."

-- On Monday, a letter from Kernick's personnel file on Garcia's Assembly letterhead - signed by Reardon - was leaked around the Capitol, and was also obtained by POLITICO. That prompted a scathing response from Kernick's attorney, Dan Gilleon, who told us: "Mr. Reardon and any of his co-conspirators just bought themselves a lawsuit. He made it clear yesterday to the SacBee that he wanted the letter released but he also acknowledged that it was illegal to do so. This morning, he chose to break the law and release a private government file. He did so to punish Mr. Kernick for speaking out."

-- Reardon strongly denied releasing the papers: "As a retired employee of the Assembly I have no employee records in my possession and subsequently have no documents to release to the public,'' he said in an email statement.

-- BIG QUESTION NOW -- Will Garcia continue to seek the California Democratic Party endorsement this weekend at the state party convention in San Diego? If so, she puts her party in a potentially hugely embarrassing spot; she'll be getting pressure to stand down heading into this weekend's events.

Speaking the confab in San Diego, the LAT's Seema Mehta previews the weekend's events. I'm not attending this year as it's a lot of $$$ to watch the fights. I'll be watching online. Email me tips at scott@scottlay.com, and tag me in your tweets @scottlay.

MONEY MATTERS: The Department of Finance has released its monthly finance report, and the news is generally very good:

  • Revenues in January were $2.581 billion above the forecast amount assumed in the January budget. This brings 2017-18 revised revenues to $2.877 billion above the last month's significantly revised upward projections.
  • Unemployment was 4.3% in December, which is a decline of 0.8% in the last three months of 2017. That's the lowest unemployment rate in the current methodology used by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics since 1976. The release for January is scheduled for March 12.
  • California inflation rose 2.9 percent in 2017, the highest since 2008, while U.S. inflation increased to 2.1 percent in 2017, the first time above 2 percent since 2012.

That's a remarkable $7.258 billion increase year-over-year from the amount forecasted for the current year in the budget adopted last June. This is almost all in personal income tax revenues and likely reflect large payments of capital gains taxes of individual quarterly taxpayers. That also means that a significant portion of the revenues could be of a one-time nature, which is why the governor proposes to fill the "rainy day fund" to 100% of the constitutional requirement ahead of schedule. The governor proposes a "supplemental payment" of $3.5 billion to reach that constitutional requirement of 10% of state general fund revenues.

The good news about the January revenues if they hold for the five months remaining in the fiscal year is that the reserve can be fully funded and additional investments can be made as the Legislature works with the governor to build a final budget. The initial governor's proposed budget was met with public praise, but there was private grumbling among Democrats and the spending lobby that too much money was being saved when there are significant needs in areas of need. Republicans want tax cuts, but I just don't see that happen.

With the ability to both meet the governor's goal of filling the "rainy day" fund, the Legislature will be able to also make additional investments, something that they are delighted to do in an election year. 

It's important to note that this increase in revenue has nothing to do with last year's increase in the excise tax on gasoline and diesel and hike in vehicle license fees. Those revenues are not in the general fund, but rather in a special fund that can only be used for transportation purposes.

OFF MESSAGE: Speaking of the gas tax hike, Joel Fox writes that President Trump's hopes of big spending on infrastructure may hurt California Republicans hoping to repeal the gas tax as means to increase turnout in what otherwise doesn't look good for November. President Trump recently suggested a 25 cent per gallon increase in the federal excise tax on gasoline. The state excise gas tax increase in SB 1 sought to be repealed was 12 cents.

  

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GOV:  Gavin Newsom gets an assist from GOP candidate John Cox, with a new online ad focused on Antonio Villaraigosa's support for reduced bail for former Assembly speaker Fabian Núñez's son, Esteban, reports Seema Mehta in the Times. Esteban was convicted for his role in a 2008 street fight that led to the death of 22-year-old Luis Santos.

On Arnold Schwarzenegger's last night in office in 2011, he provided clemency to Esteban who had pleaded guilty and received 16 years in the case, reducing Esteban's prison term to seven years. Fabian, who's a partner at Mercury Public Affairs had argued publicly that Estaban thought he had a plea deal for 7-11 years and wouldn't had pleaded guilty had he known the judge would impose the longer term. 

Speaking of Fabian, he still has a committee ostensibly for state treasurer this year, but obviously is not running. That committee (and a previous one for 2014) has carried forward money and dolled it out to candidates for state legislative races, local candidates, and ballot measures. It started with around $4.9 million, including $4 million from the Democratic State Central Committee.

Fabian's status as a mover and shaker has long outlived his role as Assembly Speaker. While he's a partner at Mercury, he is not a lobbyist. That said, he can advise his clients and work with the firm's lobbyists on strategy, and the allies he supports financially know darn well that he's at Mercury. Mercury pulled in $4,390,497 from 39 clients in 2017 for lobbying and currently has three registered lobbyists. Work ranges from tackling a single bill, such as Internet poker for Las Vegas Sands to general representation for corporations and organizations.

In 2017, he made the following contributions from his committee, which had $3.1 million left at the end of the year.

12/31/17 FLETCHER FOR SUPERVISOR 2018, NATHAN COUNTY SUPERVISOR 4 SUPPORT MONETARY $800.00
12/26/17 CARRASCO FOR CITY COUNCIL 2018, RE-ELECT MAGDALENA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 5 SUPPORT MONETARY $600.00
11/15/17 ALTAMED ACTION FUND STATE PAC   SUPPORT MONETARY $5,000.00
10/5/17 DEMOCRATS FOR A NEW GENERATION   SUPPORT MONETARY $1,000.00
8/21/17 SANTIAGO FOR ASSEMBLY 2018, MIGUEL STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 53 SUPPORT MONETARY $3,500.00
6/20/17 MONICA GARCIA FOR SCHOOL BOARD 2017 OTHER 2 SUPPORT MONETARY $500.00
6/7/17 YEE FOR CONTROLLER 2018, BETTY STATE CONTROLLER  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
6/7/17 YEE FOR CONTROLLER 2018, BETTY STATE CONTROLLER  SUPPORT MONETARY $2,900.00
5/23/17 RAMOS FOR SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY 3RD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR, JAMES COUNTY SUPERVISOR 3 SUPPORT MONETARY $1,000.00
5/22/17 MIKE ENG FOR SENATE 2018 STATE SENATOR 22 SUPPORT MONETARY $2,500.00
5/1/17 GONEZ FOR SCHOOL BOARD - GENERAL 2017, KELLY OTHER 6 SUPPORT MONETARY $1,100.00
5/1/17 MELVOIN FOR SCHOOL BOARD - GENERAL 2017, NICK OTHER 4 SUPPORT MONETARY $1,100.00
4/26/17 CEDILLO FOR CITY COUNCIL GENERAL 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEMBER 1 SUPPORT MONETARY $700.00
4/19/17 DE LEON FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 2018, KEVIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
4/19/17 DE LEON FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 2018, KEVIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
3/23/17 BECERRA FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2018 ATTORNEY GENERAL  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
3/23/17 BECERRA FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL 2018 ATTORNEY GENERAL  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
3/23/17 RICARDO LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER 2018 INSURANCE COMMISSIONER  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
3/23/17 RICARDO LARA FOR INSURANCE COMMISSIONER 2018 INSURANCE COMMISSIONER  SUPPORT MONETARY $4,400.00
3/7/17 STEVE VERES FOR L.A. COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRUSTEE 2017 OTHER 2 SUPPORT MONETARY $1,000.00

 

 

  

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CA04 (Foothills): In the Bee, Emily Cadei reports that Jessica Morse, a Democratic candidate who hopes to take on Congressman Tom McClintock (R), is being a little loose with the facts on her resume. 

A deep dive by The Sacramento Bee into Morse’s background and America’s foreign relations bureaucracy found that Morse, the front-runner among three Democrats bidding to unseat Republican Rep. Tom McClintock, built a serious and successful career within the military, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

But some of her claims about her experience are misleading or stretch the truth. They leave the impression that she was a senior official making sweeping U.S. foreign policy decisions. She wasn’t.

CA21 (Kings): Sarah D. Wire writes for the Times:

Labor rights icon Dolores Huerta won't be on the ballot in California's 21st Congressional District, but she has influenced the Central Valley race Democrats view as one of their biggest pickup opportunities in the midterm elections.

Elected officials, local activists and other congressional sources said Huerta is having pointed conversations to try to make sure her son, Emilio Huerta, is the only Democrat challenging Republican Rep. David Valadao. A local lawyer, he lost badly to Valadao in 2016.

 

01/02/18 voter registration Republican
28.31%

Democratic
45.64%

2016 Congressional David Valadao (R)
56.7%

Emilio Huerta (D)
43.3%

2016 President Donald Trump (R)
39.7%
Hillary Clinton (D)
55.2%
2014 Congressional

David Valadao (R)
57.2%

Amanda Renteria (D)
42.2%


Clearly, this is a Democratic district. However, as I've written before, Democrats here (and in SD14 - Vidak) are reliable to vote by party for statewide and national races. However, the Democratic primary often yields a candidate who is perceived to the left and labor side. In the district, lots of Democrats work in farm management and the overall agriculture industry, including lots of Latinos who started in the fields. 

These voting Democrats honor the legacy of Dolores Huerta, as do I. However, when they turn out to vote, they are thinking with their economic interests for their local representatives. They are not persuaded by arguments to vote for the candidate because he or she is supported by UFW. In looking at many cycles here, that's all I can surmise. 

The Democratic Party has flooded the State Senate and congressional districts here with labor volunteers. They can often sell the top of the ticket, but have been unsuccessful with the local representatives. 

There's a reason Amanda Renteria (D) is making a long-shot late bid for governor and not running again for CA21. She gets it. She ran for the district in 2014, when Dem turnout was lower in a mid-term election. When you adjust for that, Huerta likely gets less than he did in 2018 than he did in 2016. 

That's what I'm hearing is going on as many folks try to find an alternative to Emilio Huerta for 2018. Of course, there are only 17 days left to recruit a candidate and complete the filing.  

As a side note, Rudy Salas (D) represents the southern part of CA21 in AD32  and wins re-election narrowly, which doesn't include the conservative towns of Coalinga and Mendota. 

BLUE STATE SNUB: In the Times, Rong-Gong Lin II reports:

Mexico City got a substantial warning before the shaking from a distant earthquake arrived Friday — some 30 to 60 seconds broadcast over loudspeakers from an earthquake early warning system.

It was another success for Mexico City’s earthquake warning system — one which California, Oregon and Washington state still lack, and one that is an ongoing target for elimination by President Trump.

The Trump administration’s budget proposal released last week again zeroed out funding for the earthquake early warning program administered by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Yeah, who cares if people in states that voted overwhelmingly for Clinton don't get a 30-60 second warning to save their lives. Meanwhile, we still have air raid sirens that are regularly tested in downtown Sac.

 

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  • The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, in Sacramento offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees to both full-time students and those earning a professional degree while working. Just three miles from the Capitol, our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a foundation knowledge of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy and sign-up for an information session or webinar, or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu.
  • The California Dental Association, an innovative membership-based organization that’s committed to the success of dental professionals, seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate to work in Sacramento office. To learn more about working at CDA, visit www.cda.org/careers

    This position: www.cda.org/AboutCDA/CareersatCDA/tabid/99/uc/info/ItemID/4803/Default.aspx

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    The Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and the Volcker Alliance invite you to join a half-day discussion February 21st, featuring three panels on California’s budgeting and transparency practices, the state’s unique fiscal landscape, and the fiscal challenges it will face this year and in years to come. For a list of speakers and to register, please visit www.eventbrite.com/e/californias-fiscal-outlook-jerry-browns-final-budget-and-the-challenges-ahead-tickets-42882928995

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    This position is responsible for a broad range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box. Proven track record is a must. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

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  • SAC LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - Resident house manager (Sacramento)
    The Resident House Manager is responsible for all aspects of resident supervision in the transitional living program for LGBTQ youth (18- 24) victims of crime. This includes supervising resident activities, maintaining a safe and supportive atmosphere, ensuring residents adhere to programs rules, and complete their chores. The Resident House Manager lives on site at the house with residents and will be provided with a private room. This position reports to the Youth Programs Manager and works in partnership with other programming staff and stakeholders as well as directly with community members of diverse backgrounds. This position is a live-in position. The working hours will be 6 days a week generally from 6 to 10 p.m with limited on-call status. This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
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    This position is responsible for a range of program objectives to build and strengthen our infrastructure and engage our members to be a powerful force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in the community and at the ballot box.  Proven track record is a must.  Competitive salary and excellent benefits.  For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com.
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (Bay Area)
    This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

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    Details:www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_Orange.aspx 
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Bernardino) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanBernardino.aspx
  • CA School Boards Association – Public Affairs and Community Engagement Representative (San Joaquin North) This position serves as CSBA’s liaison to local school and county boards of education, key decision-makers and the community-at-large, and is responsible for implementing CSBA’s grassroots program, establishing relationships, and facilitating local and regional outreach and activation efforts. Communicates about issues in education that require familiarity with educational laws, regulations and trends. Executes grassroots strategies designed to build relationships with, train, support and mobilize local school board members and communities to advance CSBA’s legislative and statewide ballot measure advocacy priorities. Coordinates and executes fundraising events. BOE. Details:

    https://www.csba.org/About/Careers/PublicAffairsCommunityEngagementRepresentative_SanJoaquinNorth.aspx

 

 

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