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Happy Tuesday! Great beisbal day in California, with the A's, Angels, Dodgers, Giants, and Padres all winning. I can write today about beisbal without complaints from most Nooner readers. I don't know if Shane Goldmacher has left his kingdom of the Giants for the Mets or Yankees yet, but we'll love him regardless. Fortunately, he's not in DC and having to decide in the Nats @ Giants game tonight (7:15 PDT). Side note: I went to a Nats game on a business trip--great stadium and worthy of a visit on any DC trip. Invest in it to get a ticket that gets you access to the enclosed concessions area, particularly if it's a hot/humid day in DC. Remember, 100 in Sacramento is better than 85 in DC most of the time.
Cray-cray week continues today with nine Assembly and seven Senate policy committee hearings, atop budget subs. Speaking for everyone, I hope you did a double swipe with your anti-perspirant this morning. Granted, committee rooms aren't as bad as "the gates" at deadlines for you insiders (secured entrances to the legislative floors where lobbyists hang out to pass notes to member).
At this time of year, those around are mostly like the living among The Walking Dead's defeated "garbage people." Eff you, Negan. Of course, we'll see what survivor Jadis does next season.
From the teevee: KCRA News (Sacramento) has expanded by 30 minutes! Now 4-7am. What did we do before? I'm sorry to the staff and, of course, if I wake up at 4am, my first thought isn't channel 3.
U.S. SENATE: Probolsky is out with a new poll on the likely November face-off between Dianne Feinstein and Kevin de León. I like Adam, but agree that it's almost impossible to read the poll results on the website, at least on a MacBook Air early in the morning.
Most important issues:
As with most polls, the policy issues are tough. Tim Donnelly and a DREAMer could respond the same way on the immigration question, but have very different opinions. No criticism of Probolsky and it's constistent with political science thinking. To go deeper would extend polls beyond 30 minutes, which nobody wants to see. It's not just because it costs more, but the respondents get even more skewed. Honestly, when did you talk on the phone with your mom for 30 minutes?
[n=900; 600 telephone (42% cell)/300 online; English/Spanish; MOE +/- 3.3%]
Adam reports that 12% of respondents chose interviews in Spanish, which is a very high number. To be clear, these are registered voters.
I'm exhausted and have been on this gig for six hours already today. I need to focus on election analysis in CA39 and AD15, which I want to have available by tomorrow (but change daily). On AD58, I have no idea. The Speaker supporting an Assemblymember on leave but running for for re-election (Cristina Garcia) is unprecedented.
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Marcey Brightwell, Lisa Chin Fulmer, an amazing friend through college and law school who is now running appointments for Senate Rules, Aaron Herzberg, former Assemblymember Sally Lieber, my super supe Phil Serna, and Justin White!
#GHOSTSOFCAKEDAYSPAST: Former State Senator Noreen Evans (Sunday)
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Newsom Highlights Liberal Bona Fides In His First Ad In The Governor's Race
Seema Mehta @ latimes.com
Newsom released his first television ad of the race in an appeal to Democratic base voters.
Sacramento Relies On A Temporary Sales Tax To Help Fund Police | The Sacramento Bee
Ryan Lillis @ sacbee.com
News, insight and discussion on Sacramento and its neighborhoods
After Late Vote Switch, Senate Panel Approves Pompeo for Secretary of State
NICHOLAS FANDOS @
Minutes before a committee vote, Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, bowed to pressure and backed the confirmation of Mike Pompeo to be secretary of state.
Stevante Clark, Brother Of Stephon Clark, Will Be Released From Jail | The Sacramento Bee
Nashelly Chavez @ sacbee.com
Covering crime, police and courts in the Sacramento region
Colorado Supreme Court Boots Rep. Lamborn Off Primary Ballot - Politico
ELENA SCHNEIDER @
Earlier this month, state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a Republican candidate for governor, withdrew his petitions after he acknowledged that his campaign submitted fraudulent petitions to qualify for the primary ballot. Stapleton and Lamborn's campaigns both used the same signature-gathering firm. Stapleton later managed to qualify for the primary by party convention vote, the other avenue to ballot access under Colorado law.
Garcetti Says He Would Consider Expanding Rent Control In L.A.
Emily Alpert Reyes, David Zahniser @ latimes.com
Garcetti joined tenant and community activists at a news conference outside City Hall to back a proposed ballot initiative that would roll back the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which bans cities and counties from capping rent increases on apartments built after 1995.
Orange County Register: Dangerous flaws in Proposition 57 could result in early release of sex offenders
Janet Nguyen and Patricia Bates @ bates.cssrc.us
Thanks to Proposition 57, hundreds of sex offenders could be released into our communities through an early parole program. As strong advocates for public safety and most importantly as mothers to our respective families, the prospect of having sexual predators leaving prison early is, to say the least, stomach churning.
Climatologists Say Warming Will Mean Epic California Floods | The Sacramento Bee
Dale Kasler @ sacbee.com
By Dale Kasler
Maine governor defies ballot initiative expanding Medicaid
The tea party Republican is refusing to adopt the Obamacare program after the stateâÂÂs voters approved it last fall.
Trump Is Pushing Hard To Reach Nafta Agreement, Both With Trading Partners And With Congress
Don Lee @ latimes.com
Trump administration tries to beat political deadlines and wrap up talks on NAFTA.
Weaning The County Jail Population Off Opioids - The San Diego Union-tribune
Kristina Davis @ sandiegouniontribune.com
With public awareness mounting since around 2011, and drug overdose deaths reaching 64,000 nationwide in 2016, physicians are holding back their prescription pads and re-evaluating how to treat pain.
Kaiser Nurses In Sacramento Gain Double-digit Raises Over 5 Years | The Sacramento Bee
Cathie Anderson @ sacbee.com
By Cathie Anderson
Police Shooting Billboard Marks Shift In Public Health Conversation - Capradio.org
Sammy Caiola @ capradio.org
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California Governor Candidate Says Pot Users Should Be Hospitalized - The San Diego Union-tribune
Joshua Stewart @ sandiegouniontribune.com
Pruitt Support In Senate Erodes As GOP Lawmakers Seek Hearings - Politico
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has drawn criticism about his ethics and lavish spending in recent months. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
In Case You Missed It: Senators Nguyen and Bates' Op-ed: "Dangerous flaws in Proposition 57 could result in early release of sex offenders"
In Human Cells, Scientists Find Dna That Looks Like A Twisted Knot Instead Of A Double Helix
Deborah Netburn @ latimes.com
For the first time, scientists have detected a DNA structure inside living human cells that looks more like a four-stranded knot than the elegant double helix we learned about in school.
Investigators reportedly sought links between Australia's 'Mr. Cruel' and the Golden State Killer
The Golden State Killer murdered at least 12 people and raped, at minimum, 45 women between 1976-86. There were victims in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sacramento, Yolo, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.
Fox News Host Sean Hannity Says He Never Talked To Hud About Loans That Helped His Real Estate Investments
Stephen Battaglio @ latimes.com
Hannity said he had no direct content with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which backed loans for his real estate investments.
San Diego Home Price Hits New Record High: $550k - The San Diego Union-tribune
Phillip Molnar @ sandiegouniontribune.com
What is causing the price increase: A strong economy is fueling demand for homes while the number of houses available remains limited, said Chris Thornberg, economist and founding partner of Beacon Economics. There were 4,857 homes listed for sale in March, said the Greater San Diego Association of Realtors. That is 488 more than March of last year. However, those listings are down from 5,652 in March 2016, 6,101 in 2015 and 6,223 in 2014.