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DISTRICT UPDATES:

  • SD01 (Northeast): added Manager/Broker/Author Steve Baird (D)
  • SD01 (Northeast): removed former Assemblymember Beth Gaines (R)
  • SD01 (Northeast): removed nurse Nancy Knechel (D)
  • SD33 (Long Beack): added Educational Administrator Cesar Flores (G)
  • SD33 (Long Beack): added Businesswoman/Teacher Martha Flores Gibson (R)
  • SD33 (Long Beack): added CPA/Economist/Councilmember Jack M. Guerrero (R)
  • AD36 (Palmdale): added Aerospace Engineer/Reservist Johnthon Ervin (D)

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From the Capitol

Happy Thursday! Ugh, that was an ugly Kings game last night. Trade deadlines are always questionable games. 

We have our fields for the two March 26 State Senate special elections. Al Austin, II (D) appears on the SD33 list, although he has dropped his campaign. The fact Beth Gaines (R) didn't complete filing for SD01 is probably good news for longtime business lobbyist Rex Hime (R). Beth has been quiet on social media since Monday.

Yesterday, Governor Newsom donned a Patriots jersey and served lunch at Loaves and Fishes, reports CBS Sacramento. Newsom had a friendly bet with Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker

POLL POSITION: The Public Policy Institute of California is out with a new statewide polll.(top-line | likely voter crosstabs) All numbers below are likely voters:

Governor Newsom approval: net +14

  • approve: 43% (65% D, 12% R, 35% independent)
  • disapprove: 29%
  • haven't heard enough to have an opinion (vol.): 21%
  • don't know (vol.): 8%

Legislature job approval: net +3

  • approve: 46%
  • disapprove: 43%
  • don't know (vol.): 11%

Donald Trump job approval: net -26

  • approve: 36% (7% D, 82% R. 40% independent)
  • disapprove: 62%
  • don't know (vol.): 2%

Things in California generally are going...

  • right direction: 51%
  • wrong direction: 43%
  • don't know (vol.): 3%

California economic times over next 12 months:

  • good times: 45%
  • bad times: 45%
  • don't know (vol.): 10%

Thinking about these four areas of state spending, I'd like you to name the one you think should have the HIGHEST priority when it comes to state government spending...?

  • K-12 public education: 49%
  • higher education: 13%
  • health and human services: 30%
  • prisons and corrections: 4%
  • don't know (vol.): 2%

Proposition 13 property tax protections:

  • mostly a good thing: 64%
  • mostly a bad thing: 24%
  • don't know (vol.): 11%

Tax commercial properties at current assessed valuation ("split roll")?

  • favor: 49%
  • oppose: 43%
  • don't know (vol.): 8%

Governor Newsom recently proposed a budget plan for the next fiscal year that includes $144 billion dollars in general fund spending. Do you favor or oppose the governor's budget plan?

  • favor: 64%
  • oppose: 26%
  • haven't heard anything about the budget (vol.): 5%
  • don't know (vol.): 5%

Increase of $832 million for public colleges and universities?

  • favor: 70%
  • oppose: 28%
  • don't know (vol.): 2%

Increase of $1.8 billon for pre-kindergarten and early childhood education?

  • favor: 75%
  • oppose: 25%
  • don't know (vol.): 2%

Build a border wall?

  • favor: 35%
  • oppose: 62%
  • don't know (vol.): 3% 

It's another year with a poll that shows that voters don't know much about state's spending. They wrongly believe that prisons receive far more than reality. A whopping 81% of voters think the state's budget situation is a "big problem" or "somewhat of a problem." In fact, it is in best condition since the tax revolt that brought us Proposition 13 in 1978.

More and #CAKEDAY after the jump...

Classifieds below: all job listings are in Sacramento unless noted (submit at $40/week)

  • Job: Aaron Reed and Associates: Administrative Assistant
  • Job: Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation: full-time program manager (Los Angeles)
  • Job: Attorney General's Office: External Affairs Associate (San Francisco)
  • Job: County Welfare Directors Association of California: senior-level Executive Assistant
  • Job: Health Plan of San Joaquin: Government Affairs Representative (French Camp, CA)
  • Job: NorCal Cannabis: Legislative and Regulatory Strategist to Public Policy Strategist
  • Job: Pruitt Consulting LLC: fundraising associate

ALRIGHT, WHO VOTED? For Capitol Weekly, Paul Mitchell breaks down the final voter participation numbers from the November elections. "In an interesting mix of age and partisanship, younger Democrats outperformed younger Republicans, a departure from the 2014 election where Republicans outperformed among all age groups and more akin to what we would see in a presidential election."

NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN: For CPR and public media's California Dream series , Ben Adler looks at the big stylistic differences between Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom.

EUREKA! Christopher Cadelago reports for Politico on the race for California campaign cash by presidential candidates. "

"While its Super Tuesday presidential primary is making the delegate-rich state a pivotal stop, California is also a veritable ATM for candidates who have spent years cultivating relationships there. [Joe] Biden raised money in Southern California in October, after appearing on behalf of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who is urging him to run. Others, including Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, have been reaching out to potential supporters."

DYNAMEX: For Politico, Jeremy B. White looks at what strip clubs and tech companies in California have in common. Yes, your Uber driver and Stormy have something in common following last April's unanimous California Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles that greatly limits classification of independent contractors.

USE OF FORCE: Liam Dillon writes for the Times on the upcoming legislative fight over police use of force. Negotiations faltered over the interim between civil rights groups who want more liability and police groups who argue for more training. Meanwhile, CapPubRad's Nadine Sebai reports that Attorney General Xavier Becerra is refusing to release state Department of Justice law enforcement misconduct records. A new law went into effect January 1 but has been challenged in court by police unions.

PG&E: For Pacific Standard, Alexander Sammon writes up the debate of whether California will pursue public ownership of the investor-owned utilities:

"Taking PG&E out of the hands of investors and turning it over to public control would represent a major transition for the utility sector in California, which has seen similar situations before and opted against de-privatization. In 2001, after the deregulation of the state's energy markets led to a wave of blackouts, PG&E was forced to file for bankruptcy protection, then one of the largest such cases in history. That filing resulted in a multibillion dollar bailout, courtesy of the state's treasury, and reorganization. PG&E was allowed, more or less, to return to business as usual."

TAXING MATTERS: For CALmatters, Dan Walters asks if the change in federal tax law capping the state-and-local tax deduction will encourage high-income individuals to leave California.

 

Probolsky Research#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Eddie Bernacchi, Natalie Daniel, and Tiffany Tran!

CLASSIFIEDS

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  • Probolsky Research, Newport Beach office, Research Analyst
    The Research Analyst is responsible for facilitating market and opinion research projects from instrument design to project fulfillment and final research deliverables. Can you write like a journalist and edit like an English teacher? Apply here: www.probolskyresearch.com/research-analyst-full-time/

     

  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles)
    The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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/.
  • The Attorney General's Office is seeking an External Affairs Associate with experience in community outreach and public relations, who will act as the representative for the Attorney General by attending events and meetings on his behalf. The External Affairs Associate will also, identify community and business partners and build lasting partnerships to promote the work and mission of the Attorney General's office. The job can be viewed here. (San Francisco)
  • SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (San Francisco)
    The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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 – Regional Political Organizer (Fresno) The Political/Community Regional Organizer 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/.

  • Health Plan of San Joaquin is recruiting a Government Affairs Representative in French Camp, CA. This position is responsible for identifying, researching and evaluating public policy, including state and federal legislation, assisting with proactive and responsive public policy communications to internal and external stakeholders, and representing HPSJ’s interests in various industry associations and public forums. Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, Political Science, Communications or similar is required along with at least four years’ experience in healthcare advocacy, public affairs or government relations. Apply with confidence at:  www.jobs.net/jobs/hpsj/en-us/job/United-States/Government-Affairs-Representative/J3V2YV5XCBH77HWW9Q3/

  • County Welfare Directors Association of California seeks senior-level Executive Assistant to support CWDA Executive Director and his team. Duties include scheduling, meeting/event planning and logistics, conference planning, member support, contract management. Our office is fast-paced, busy and fun. Competitive salary DOE; excellent benefits. More information here.
  • TrattenPrice Consulting – Office Manager/Admin Assistant
    Government affairs firm seeks an office manager/assistant for two lobbyists. Candidate must have experience working in a lobbying office including scheduling, bill tracking, and administrative support. Candidate will have a min 2-3 years direct experience, be well-organized, a self-starter and flexible. Salary BOE. Submit resumes to Lea-Ann ltratten@trattenprice.com.​

  • 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/1364276.

  • Aaron Reed and Associates: Administrative Assistant
    Experience working in governmental affairs office, working knowledge of the legislative process, calendaring, arranging travel, proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, outstanding communication skills. Salary BOE. Please send your resume to Joelle jmccoy@aaronread.com. (1/15)

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