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Happy first day of summer, and the mercury in Sacramento is reminding us of the change over the next few days. You're almost to Friday, when you'll be paying for your own air conditioning. The Giants host the Padres tonight at 7:15pm, with MadBum on the mound for the Orange and Black. A's are in Chicago (5:10pm) and the Angels host Toronto (7:07pm). 

Let's just say it is not a quiet morning in writing. There is lots going on.

 

UNPROCESSED BALLOT STATUS:

  • Vote-by-mail: 444,624
  • Provisional: 227,642
  • Conditional voter registration: 9,223
  • Damaged: 36,399
  • Total: 717,888 


SANCTUARY:
 Yesterday, a federal district court judge in Sacramento heard arguments in the case filed by the federal government against California against its "sanctuary state" laws passed by the Legislature last year. John Myers reports for the Times:

Federal attorneys want an injunction to block the state laws. Attorneys representing California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra and Brown want the judge to dismiss the Trump administration’s lawsuit, which was filed in early March. The judge didn’t give an indication of when he might rule, but at several points he suggested parts of the laws could be upheld and other parts overturned.

Meanwhile, in the Chron, John Wildermuth writes that President Trump's executive order yesterday to end, on a going-forward basis, the separation of minors from the crossing the border illegally does not solve the issue for California congressional Republicans and the candidates in the open seats.

The executive order provides that families may be detained indefinitely, and zero-tolerance, not prosecutorial discretion as was the policy under Obama. There is no right to counsel in immigration cases, unlike other criminal prosecutions. And, there's still the problem of the ~2,300 that were separated. Some of them have had their parent(s) already deported, and it's not like ICE can take a kid to the border and say "walk home to Honduras."

Average time to resolve an asylum claim? 1,000 days. 

PELOSI: In the Times, Christine Mai-Duc writes that California congressional candidates are not pledging their allegiance toward House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

In a statement provided to Politico and the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Democrat Gil Cisneros said “it’s time for new leadership” despite the San Francisco Democrat’s years of advocacy for California. Cisneros, running in the race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce in Orange County, benefited from hundreds of thousands of dollars in primary spending by a super PAC tied to her, the House Majority PAC.

What they will find if and when they make it to Washington is that Pelosi has a strong majority of the caucus, mostly because of her fundraising prowess.  She's unlikely to lose her post after the mid-terms.

NET NEUTRALITY: Senator Scott Wiener's bill to extend net neutrality in California was "eviscerated" in Assembly Communications and Conveyance using the senator's word. Here's his tweet:

Our #NetNeutrality bill, #SB822, was gutted today by the Assembly Communications Committee, b/f I was allowed to present the bill & b/f public comment. The eviscerated bill was passed over my objection. CA should lead on net neutrality, not pass a toothless bill.

The amendments were drawn up by committee staff under the direction of committee chair Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles). For those that watch the legislative process, it was a strange hearing. The amendments were included in the committee analaysis. What was strange was that, as he states in his tweet, Senator Wiener wasn't given the opportunity to present his bill before the amendments were adopted. 

The bill passed out of committee 8-2, with 3 not voting. The opposition was led by AT&T. Behind the scenes, proponents of Senator Wiener's bill believe the committee was created solely for this purpose and stacked with a Democratic members most responsive to AT&T. Two Democrats on the committee didn't vote for the bill--Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) and Nate Holden (D-Pasadena).

It's a "juice" bill for those who support the "evisceration."  Proponents were mostly local government and public interest entities that don't play in the political money game. Opponents of Wiener's language included large business organizations, and of course AT&T, T-mobile, Verizon, CenturyLink, Sprint and many more. 

HARASSMENT: For CALmatters, Laurel Rosenhall looks at what the new plan to address sexual harassment in the Capitol addresses and avoids.

It doesn’t recommend changing state law to require that documents about the Legislature’s harassment inquiries or findings be made public, instead leaving the practice up to the whims of future politicians who could opt to shield them. The investigative unit it creates isn’t as independent as some lawmakers have portrayed—it will report to the Legislature’s attorney, who is basically hired by lawmakers themselves.

And the investigative procedure it lays out doesn’t cede legislative leaders’ ultimate authority over whether and how to punish wrongdoing.

 

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Upward Mobility at Cal State LA

 

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: The East Bay Community Foundation: VP of Community Investment and Partnerships
  • Job: Local Health Plans of California seeks a Program Manager
  • Job: Randle Communications 
  • Job: Serna Center @ Sac City Unified: Chief Business Officer
  • 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   

 

CA48 (Huntington Beach): Harley Rouda is now 62 votes above  Hans Keirstead in the race among Democrats to take on incumbent Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa). That's a pick-up by Keirstead of 7 votes, so the trend isn't necessary all on Rouda's side in late-counted ballots. Orange County estimates 19,397 ballots left to count. CA48 accounts for 26.2% of Orange County voters, so if unprocessed ballots were evenly distributed (of course they are not), that would be 5,079 to process and count in the district. Of course, not all of the provisionals will be valid, and that is the lion's share of what is remaining.

ELECTION RETROSPECT: On Fox&Hounds, Joe Mathews looks at the macro winners and losers of the June 5 election.  

TAXING MATTERS: This morning, the Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair that states may compel out-of-state retailers shipping to in-state consumers to collect sales tax. It overturns Quill Corp. v. North Dakota (1992) and, for the legal geeks, the biggest issue came down to stare decisis. For non-legal folks stare decisis is Latin for "to stand by things decided." Quill required physical presence in the state to require the collection of taxes. The majority in South Dakota essentially argues that stare decisis is still a principle that should be stood by, but when you have such a radical change as the Internet, previous decisions can be revisited. 

The decision 5-4 decision in today's decision was interesting. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion and was joined by Thomas, Ginsburg, Alito and Gorsuch. Dissenting were Chief Justice Roberts, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.

The case was sent back down to the lower district court to decide under which circumstances out-of-state retailers could be on the hook. In California, it's a minimum of $1 million in sales into the state.

This was a hot issue in California in 2011. Seeing the growth of Amazon, the Legislature wanted to collect sales tax to put the online retailer on equal footing with brick-and-mortar. Amazon obviously opposed it, but also didn't want the case to go to court to make it a nationwide standard. Amazon thus agreed to build warehouses in California, thus triggering sales tax, and were given a one-year reprieve to a previously enacted bill by AB 155 (Calderon) for doing so. Obviously, warehouses weren't going to be built in one year, so if I remember correctly, they opened an office in an office park, thus creating the physical presense. 

Now Amazon has five software development centers and eleven fulfillment/warehouse centers in California.

 

Probolsky Research

  

SANDY EGGO: For CALmatters, Dan Walters looks at the efforts by Democrats to flip California's second-largest county, San Diego. 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Vito Imbasciani, Chuck Kingeter, and Shawna McKnight!

 

CLASSIFIEDS

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  • CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER (CBO)
    SERNA CENTER Sacramento City USD 5735 47th Ave. Sac, CA 95824
    Salary Range: $157,252 – $197,031 yrly. Medical, Dental and Vision; $4,800 annual travel stipend
    CBO’s role is to create a structure incorporating the District’s annual budget process with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) using the SCUSD Guiding Principle and Core Value Statement. The ability to incorporate them into one seamless process could lead to more equitable outcomes for all students.
    Apply: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?stateID=24&countyID=34&districtID=583
    Contact: Monica Garland monicaga@scusd.edu
  • The East Bay Community Foundation – mobilizer of financial assets and community leadership to transform the lives of people in the East Bay – seeks a collaborative, strategic and mission-driven Vice President of Community Investment and Partnerships (CIP) to lead effective community-centered strategies; stay abreast of community needs and developments; and serve as a connecter between CIP and the Executive Management Team. This position reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer in downtown Oakland. Learn more here. Interested and qualified applicants should apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and list of three references to eastbaycommunityfoundation@walkeraac.com by Friday, June 22, 2018.
  • 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.


 

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
At Raucous Rally, Trump Touts Hawkish Immigration Plans | The Sacramento Bee
JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE @
sacbee.com
Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally Wednesday to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.

A Vote For Three Californias Is A Vote For Endless Water Wars
Barton H. Thompson, Matt Kline, Heather Welles @
latimes.com
Dividing California into three states is certain to cause an unprecedented fracas in our already contentious water history.

Trump Calls On Congress To Fix 'our Ridiculous Immigration Laws' - Politico

President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed Congress to change "our ridiculous immigration laws," one day after buckling to public pressure to stop his administration's policy of separating families who illegally cross the border.

See The Highest CalPERS And CalSTRS Pensions In California | The Sacramento Bee
Phillip Reese @
sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

Federal Judge Is Skeptical Of Trump Administration Arguments Against California's 'sanctuary' Law
John Myers @
latimes.com
Federal and state government attorneys clashed in court on Wednesday over the legality of California's sanctuary laws, designed to limit cooperation with federal immigration agents.

Trump Administration To Seek Merger Of Education, Labor Departments - Politico

The new combined agency, if approved by Congress, would be part of a broader government reorganization plan that could be announced as soon as Thursday, POLITICO reported. Mick Mulvaney, director of the OMB, has been working on the reorganization plan since his confirmation more than a year ago.

Ca 2018 Initiatives Include Taxes, 3 States, Rent Control | The Sacramento Bee
Dan Smith @
sacbee.com
The go-to source for news on California policy and politics

Sweeping Trump Proposal Seeks To Shrink Government, Merge Agencies - Politico

The report calls for merging of the Labor and Education departments. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

CalPERS Increases Pay For Cio, Cfo | The Sacramento Bee
Adam Ashton @
sacbee.com
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

Senate rejects billions in Trump spending cuts as two Republicans vote â

GOP Sens. Susan Collins and Richard Burr joined Democrats in rebuffing the package of cuts.

Juveniles Are Owed Special Protection From Police Coercion. Brendan Dassey Should Serve As That Reminder
The Times Editorial Board @
latimes.com
A case made famous by "Making a Murderer" comes before the Supreme Court.

Dems Say House GOP Subpoena For Rosenstein Is ‘defective’ - Politico

"Because you did not provide me with a copy of the subpoena that actually issued, the subpoena that you eventually issued would be unenforceable as a matter of law," top Judiciary Committee Democrat Jerrold Nadler said in a letter to Goodlatte obtained by POLITICO. He called the subpoena "defective" and said Goodlatte should consider a more bipartisan approach.