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TWEET DU JOUR: @laurawbush (yes, that Laura Bush) - "I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart." 

UNPROCESSED BALLOT STATUS:

  • Vote-by-mail: 592,203
  • Provisional: 305,056
  • Conditional voter registration: 10,178
  • Damaged: 43,528
  • Total: 950,965

 

Happy Monday, Team Nooner! 

Now that the budget has been adopted, the next two weeks are all about policy committees to meet to report fiscal bills, meaning those that must go to Apprropriations. For home-gamers, the policy committees will be hearing bills from the opposite house, since the house of origin deadline has already passed.

LAT: It's official, the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune are under new ownership, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. Soon-Shiong had a great letter to readers as a full-page ad yesterday.

Here's a great history of the Los Angeles Times, written by Times reporter Joe Mozingo.

For most employees, breaking up with Tronc isn't hard to do. Let's hope the new relationship works out.

RESULTS? BALLOTS? WHERE ARE WE? Candidates are conceding. Candidates are declaring victory. Yet, as reflected above, this morning's Secretary of State's "unprocessed ballots report" shows 950,965 unprocessed ballots. Yet, about half the counties in that report haven't updated their status in 10 days or more. 

If you compare the election results on the Secretary of State's website with the results on county websites, they often differ. This won't affect the "top 1" in top-two, but it could affect who comes in second in these "close contests." Congressman Mike Thompson (D-Napa) is not in danger of losing the top spot, as he garnered 79.3% on June 5. 

But it begs the question, where are we falling down in data transmission? The "unprocessed ballots report" is a manual submission and an estimate. Results, however, are electronically submitted, and for some reason aren't always being updated. 

This is why I have't made any changes on the AroundTheCapitol.com elections pages to reflect results. I'll do that when the election results are certified sometime between July 6 (when counties have to submit to the Secretary of State) and July 13, the deadline for the SOS to certify them.

Another note. I know people are frustrated by the apparently slow counting by county elections offices. Keep in mind the elections offices are not usually the top priority for funding by county boards of supervisors. Secondly, there is a deadline that comes before that July 6 "end of canvassing period" of election results. 

For initiatives to appear on the November 6 ballot, they must be certified by the 131st day before the election, meaning June 28. There are eight initiatives pending signature validation. This involves with a random sample or, if not over 110% of the number of signatures required or less than 95% (in which it fails), a full count will be required. In eiher a random sample or full count, it means validating each signer's valid voter registration. This includes signature. I don't know about you, but my signature changes every time I sign. 

And these are the measures that are pending in county election offices:

  • Changes the previously enacted standards for confinement of farm animals
  • Referendum on the "gas tax" and vehicle license fee
  • Consumer privacy rights
  • Requires private-sector ambulance employees to stay "on-call" during lunch breaks
  • Roll-back of some of the recently approved changes in parole and other criminal justice issues
  • Bonds for children's hospital construction
  • Elimination of liability for lead paint manufacturers and bonds for remediation
  • Applies the supermajority requirement for most fees at the state and local level

So, there are a lot of people and organizations that have spent a lot of money to get on the November ballot that are interested in county election offices to complete these counts by that June 28 date. That's competing with the equally laborious process of counting provisional ballots. 

 

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Upward Mobility at Cal State LA

 

FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN: In the Times, George Skelton writes about the pros and cons of Tim Draper's proposal to divide California into three states. While it has some sense and benefit for the new "Northern California" to get away from the homelessness problems in Los Angeles, it also creates big problems in dividing up current statewide programs such as water infrastructure and the University of California. Even if these were addressed and it passes in November, he writes, Congress is not going to approve it. 

RESISTANCE: In the Bee, Adam Ashton looks at what the budget includes to provide legal help for undocumented residents previously protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to avoid deportation. 

THE GOP DIVIDE: The NewWay organization of moderate Republicans launched its website today, which includes a listing of board members.  They are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cassandra Walker Pye, Stu Spencer, Favian Fragoso, Kristin Olsen, Alexander Kim, and Bonnie Garcia.

Californians are tired of partisanship and government dysfunction. They expect elected leaders to address the state’s pressing problems. Just saying “no” or blindly opposing any proposal for purely partisan reasons does not serve our constituents. The most durable solutions have bipartisan support. We will work collaboratively to advance solutions on issues that are important to all Californians. New Way Republicans are committed to building trust and achieving bi-partisan solutions.

 

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)
  • Job: Cargill Director of Governmental Relations (Newark-Bay Area)
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: Randle Communications 
  • Job: The California Dental Association seeks full-time Associate Legislative Advocate
  • Job: Probolsky Research - Research Analyst - Public Opinion (Orange County)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
  • Job: SEIU-UHW -- Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
  • Training: PDI (Political Data Inc.): weekly online trainings of various skill levels   

 

IT'S ELECTRIFYING! For CALmatters, Dan Walters looks at the proposal to change the governance of electricity management in California. AB 813 (Holden) would make the California Independent System Operator part of a western states regional electricity management system. "This is a very complex issue that isn’t sexy clickbait for the media, but they should be paying more attention. And politicians had better think very carefully before they vote for another power play just because it looks good on paper."

TOP-TWO: On Fox&Hounds, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe and Doug Jeffe write that top-two is here to stay, despite grumblings of pundits and partisans. "The voters like it and the system fits the realities of this state’s politics."

 

Probolsky Research

 

 

 

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Kendra Marsh and Joe Summers!

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Add your classified of up to 100 words by emailing scottlay@gmail.com for $40/week.
   
  • 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. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu

  • Cal State Student Association seeks Legislative Policy Analyst
    The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legislative policy issues. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit apptrkr.com/1226018

  • Finance & Operations Manager
    California YIMBY is looking for an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Finance & Operations Manager to manage day-to-day finances and operations, act as internal authority on grant requirements, and create and track annual budget. Reports directly to the CEO. $65,000-$85,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/finopsmanager for details.

  • Digital Director
    California YIMBY is seeking an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Digital Director to create digital program to tell story of CA's housing crisis. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/digdirector for details.
  • Organizing Director
    California YIMBY is seeking a motivated, tenacious, creative individual to serve as the Organizing Director to conceive large scale organizing strategy and develop, write and implement a comprehensive strategic organizing plan. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/orgdirector for details.
  • Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager to work across multiple teams providing management, coordination, and support needed to execute programs and initiatives. Ideal candidate is a self-starter, good writer, client service oriented, has an eye for detail, and believes in California’s local health plans’ mission. Salary BOE. Details.
  • Imprenta Communications Group Seeks Account Coordinator to Join Our Sacramento Office. Successful candidate will have 1-3 years previous experience working at a public relations agency, on political campaigns, political staff, or corporate marketing. The ideal candidate is a hard-working, professional, and dedicated individual seeking to empower communities of color. Spanish or Asian language fluency preferred. Full job description can be viewed here. Submit resume and cover letter to Ken Tiratira at ktiratira@icgworldwide.com for consideration
  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6
  • 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • SEIU-UHW – Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
    This position is responsible for working in close collaboration with multiple levels of staff and members to develop goals and execute plans for members participation in all areas of the political program and hard dollar fundraising.  Also provides staff support to our Political Action Advisory Committee, in collaboration with representational staff.  Candidate will train and mentor COPE chairs and member activists to help them achieve political goals.  Proven fundraising 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.
  • Add your classified for $40/week.

    TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM

DEMS: The Democratic National Committee has set its 2020 convention for July 13-16, the earliest convention since 1992. 8 potential sites under consideration: Atlanta; Birmingham; Denver; Houston; Miami Beach; Milwaukee; New York; and San Francisco.

 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Brian Maas, Assemblymember Mark Stone and Ileana Wachtel!

 

CLASSIFIEDS

Add your classified of up to 100 words by emailing scottlay@gmail.com for $40/week.
   
  • 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. Our focus on the interconnections of law, policy, management, and leadership provides unique competencies for your success. Students gain a deep understanding of statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to modern governance. Learn more at go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or contact us at publicpolicy@pacific.edu.
  • Cal State Student Association seeks Legislative Policy Analyst
    The position is responsible for researching and analyzing legislative policy issues. Additionally, the position will be responsible for externally representing the organization in legislative meetings and committees. Lastly, the position will be responsible for advising our board of directors and legislative affairs committee. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://apptrkr.com/1226018
  • Finance & Operations Manager
    California YIMBY is looking for an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Finance & Operations Manager to manage day-to-day finances and operations, act as internal authority on grant requirements, and create and track annual budget. Reports directly to the CEO. $65,000-$85,000/year DOE + benefits. http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://cayim.by/finopsmanager for details.

  • Digital Director
    California YIMBY is seeking an innovative, resourceful, inspired individual to serve as the Digital Director to create digital program to tell story of CA's housing crisis. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. http://www.aroundthecapitol.com/r.html?s=n&l=http://cayim.by/digdirector for details.

  • Organizing Director
    California YIMBY is seeking a motivated, tenacious, creative individual to serve as the Organizing Director to conceive large scale organizing strategy and develop, write and implement a comprehensive strategic organizing plan. Reports directly to the Chief Advocacy Officer. $75,000-$90,000/year DOE + benefits. cayim.by/orgdirector for details.

  • Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager to work across multiple teams providing management, coordination, and support needed to execute programs and initiatives. Ideal candidate is a self-starter, good writer, client service oriented, has an eye for detail, and believes in California’s local health plans’ mission. Salary BOE. Details.
  • Imprenta Communications Group Seeks Account Coordinator to Join Our Sacramento Office. Successful candidate will have 1-3 years previous experience working at a public relations agency, on political campaigns, political staff, or corporate marketing. The ideal candidate is a hard-working, professional, and dedicated individual seeking to empower communities of color. Spanish or Asian language fluency preferred. Full job description can be viewed here. Submit resume and cover letter to Ken Tiratira at ktiratira@icgworldwide.com for consideration.

  • GRE waived for qualifying government & legislative staffers to apply to the Pepperdine School of Public Policy’s Master of Public Policy program, considered the most unique policy graduate program in the country. Specialization tracks, including State & Local Policy, allow students to personalize their policy studies. Current State & Local Policy courses include, “Advanced Topics in Politics and Budgeting,” “Public Policy for Criminal Justice, Cannabis, and other Drugs,” “Permissions Development and the Environment,” and “Leadership through Public Engagement.” Find out more about this Top 10 in the West/Top 5 in California MPP program located in Malibu: publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu/masters-6

  • 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 seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
  • SEIU-UHW – Political Capacity Organizer (Oakland or Sacramento)
    This position is responsible for working in close collaboration with multiple levels of staff and members to develop goals and execute plans for members participation in all areas of the political program and hard dollar fundraising.  Also provides staff support to our Political Action Advisory Committee, in collaboration with representational staff.  Candidate will train and mentor COPE chairs and member activists to help them achieve political goals.  Proven fundraising 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.

Add your classified for $40/week.

 

TOP HEADLINES ON AROUNDTHECAPITOL.COM AS OF 12:00PM
Sacramento County Da Anne Marie Schubert No Longer A Republican | The Sacramento Bee
Marcos Breton @
sacbee.com
Connecting the dots on issues, people and news in the Sacramento region

Giuliani: Trump May Pardon Targets Of Special Counsel If He Thinks They 'have Been Treated Unfairly'
David Willman @
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As former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort spent a first weekend in jail pending trial on charges brought by the special counsel for the Russia investigation, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the president could pardon Manafort and others, but should wait until the probe is complet

Figures Show About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families | The Sacramento Bee
COLLEEN LONG @
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Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press.

Trump Doubles Down On Blaming Democrats For Immigration Furor - Politico

President Donald Trump on Monday aggressively leaned in to his position that Democrats are to blame for the building outcry over his administration's immigration policies, despite pressure from fellow Republicans to ease up on his controversial policy of separating migrant families at the border.

California Voters To Decide On Rent Control In 2018 | The Sacramento Bee
Angela Hart @
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The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

White House insists Democrats to blame for family separations, even as some in GOP urge Trump to reverse course

On Twitter, the president urged lawmakers to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, while a White House spokesman accused Democrats of playing politics.