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As Gibran tweeted yesterday, we recorded a great pod with Paul Mitchell, vice president of Political Data Inc. On the pod that will be released early next week, we get pretty damn geeky that political wonks and hacks should enjoy. We talk reapportionment, redistricting, the 2020 presidential, ballot harvesting and more. 

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  • 1:07 - Angels at A's
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POLL POSITION: The Public Policy Institute of California is out with its statewide monthly poll. [topline | likely voter crosstabs]

Governor Gavin Newsom Job Approval (likely voters, change from January)

  • approve: 45% (+2%)
  • disapprove: 36% (+7%)
  • haven't heard enough to have an opinion [VOL]: 14% (-7%)
  • don't know [VOL]: 6% (-2%)

Legislature Job Approval (likely voters, change from January)

  • approve: 42% (-4%)
  • disapprove: 45% (-2%)
  • don't know [VOL]: 13% (+2%)

President Trump Job Approval (likely voters, change from January)

  • approve: 34% (-2%)
  • disapprove: 64% (+2%)
  • don't know [VOL]: 2% (+0%)

Dianne Feinstein Job Approval (likely voters, change from September)

  • approve: 48% (-5%)
  • disapprove: 45% (+3%)
  • don't know [VOL]: 7% (-1%)

Kamala Harris Job Approval (likely voters, change from September)

  • approve: 48% (-7%)
  • disapprove: 38% (+7%)
  • don't know [VOL]: 14% (+0%)

Governor Newsom proposal's (likely voters) - see toplines for full questions at p. 24

  • $5.3 billion in one-time spending to pay down state/local pension liabilities: 43%/41/16 (favor/oppose/don't know [VOL])
  • $1 billion for to increased earned interest tax credit to expand eligibility for low-income: 65%/28/7 (favor/oppose/don't know [VOL])
  • $1.8 billion in one-time spending to increase housing production: 65%/30/4 (favor/oppose/don't know [VOL])
  • $415 million in one-time spending for wildfire preparedness, response, and recovery: 81%/16/3 (favor/oppose/don't know [VOL])
  • proposal to focus on Merced-to-Bakersfield high-speed rail while seeking other funding: 45%/42/5 good idea/bad idea/no HSR [VOL]/don't know [VOL])
  • proposal to focus on one Delta tunnel instead of two: 47%/34/4 (good idea/bad idea/no tunnels [VOL]/don't know [VOL])
  • $196 million to expand Medi-Cal coverage to low-income young adults regardless of immigration status: 54%/44%/3% (favor/oppose/don't know [VOL])

National policies (likely voters) - see toplines for full questions at p. 24

  • 2017 tax law: 34%/58/9 (approve/disapprove/don't know [VOL])
  • national emergency declaration for border wall: 28%/70/2 (approve/disapprove/don't know [VOL])
  • crackdown on undocumented immigrants: 46%/36/3/0/4 (good thing/bad thing/mixed/neither/don't know [VOL])
  • Affordable Care Act/Obamacare: 55%/40/5% (generally favorable/generally unfavorable/don't know
  • for first-degree murder, death penalty or life w/o possibility of parole: 38%/58%/3% (death penalty/life w/o possibility don't know [VOL])

There is a lunchtime briefing on the poll today and so I'll likely be writing more over the next few days. My biggest scheduling problem today is deciding whether to wear a Giants jersey or an Oregon sweatshirt to the briefing. I think Sweet 16 prevails.

FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN: The LAT's George Skelton looks at the PPIC poll and writes that Governor Newsom should close down the state's death penalty "the right way"--at the ballot box. 

Charters, split roll dough, PG&E, CADEM, #CAKEDAY and more after the jump!

Probolsky Research

 

MONEY MATTERS: The California Federation of Teachers reported yesterday giving $250,000 to the Schools and Local Communities Funding Act, also known as the November 2020 "split roll" property tax measure. CFT gave $125,000 to help qualify the measure last year.

The top donors to the effort include:

DonorAmount
THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION $406,300
CHAN ZUCKERBERG ADVOCACY (NONPROFIT 501(C)(4)) $485,000
THE SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION $300,000
CALIFORNIA CALLS ACTION FUND FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES FIRST (NONPROFIT 501(C)(4)) $250,000
CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS $250,000
STEPHEN ENGLISH $249,230
MILLION VOTER PROJECT ACTION FUND - YES ON 55 AND 57, SPONSORED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS $200,000
UNITED TEACHERS LOS ANGELES - POLITICAL ACTION COUNCIL OF EDUCATORS (PACE) ISSUES $200,000
ELIZABETH SIMONS $150,000
MILLION VOTER PROJECT ACTION FUND - YES ON 55 AND 57, SPONSORED BY SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS $150,000
UNITED TEACHERS LOS ANGELES - POLITICAL ACTION COUNCIL OF EDUCATORS (PACE) ISSUES $150,000
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AFL-CIO COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION (FED PAC ID #C000028860) $100,000
CALIFORNIA CALLS EDUCATION FUND FOR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES FIRST (NONPROFIT 501(C)(3)) $100,000

PG&E: Bloomberg Businessweek's Mark Chediak and Scott Deveau report that creditors of Pacific Gas and Electric are shopping around a $35 billion bankruptcy exit plan. 

"Pacific Investment Management Co., Elliott Management Corp. and Davidson Kempner Capital Management have been meeting with California lawmakers and other stakeholders to discuss the proposal, the people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are private. The plan would establish a $14 billion cash trust to pay for claims tied to the deadly 2017 and 2018 wildfires that forced the utility to declare bankruptcy, according to the proposal seen by Bloomberg News.

...

The plan that Pimco, Elliott and Davidson Kempner are pitching on behalf of an ad hoc committee of PG&E’s senior unsecured noteholders would also establish a statewide wildfire fund of at least $13 billion that would be financed by PG&E, other California utilities, statewide bonds and other state funding sources, according to the people.

Under the plan, PG&E would be recapitalized through contributions totaling $8 billion, allowing the company to refinance its debtor-in-possession loan and other maturities. In all, roughly $18.5 billion in funds would be provided by the creditor group -- about half in equity and half in debt-linked securities, the people said. Another $2 billion would come from insurance proceeds, they said."

CHARTERS: Anna M. Phillips continues her LAT series on charters by looking at school districts that profit by approving them. "Across California, other small districts hatched similar plans as word spread that they could fix their financial problems by approving certain types of charters and then charging them for a range of services."

DMV: For the Times, John Myers looks at how the Department of Motor Vehicles failed to prepare adequately for the roll-out of the REAL ID program, leading to long wait lines. 

CADEM: The gloves are coming off in the race for chair of the California Democratic Party. Kate Early, digital director for the CDP, has withdrawn from the lawsuit but maintains her allegations and blasts second vice-chair and chair candidate Daraka Larimore-Hall on Medium. She claims that he is un-named party listed in the legal complaint.

LA-LA LAND: For the Times, Laura J. Nelson reports on a study that suggests a $4 peak-hour fee to drive into parts of West Los Angeles and Santa Monica to reduce congestion.

SANDY EGGO: For the SDUT, Joshua Emerson Smith looks at the plans both of San Diego's Metropolitan Transportation System (MTS) (city and east county) and regionally within the San Diego Area of Governments (SANDAG) are both considering ambitious new proposals to create a premier public transportation system. Both measures would require a two-thirds vote on tax proposals by the voters, and MTS is already looking at a sales tax for next November's ballot. 

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Alicia Lewis and Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron!

 

 

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SEIU-UHW – Political Coordinator (Oakland or Sacramento, CA)
This position is responsible for directing the work of multiple staff, contractors and member leaders in support of objectives. The Political Coordinator is responsible for strategic planning, developing programs to build and strengthen our infrastructure, and leading on issue and electoral campaigns within the union that empower our members to be a strong force at their worksites, in the legislative process, in their communities and at the ballot box. Under the supervision of the Director, the coordinator collaborates in the overall development and implementation of the department’s strategic organizational plan. For more information on the position and to apply please visit our candidate portal at seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.
SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA)
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/.
CCST Expert Briefing: Environmental Impacts of Wildfires in California
Join the California Council on Science and Technology on Thursday, April 4th at Noon in Capitol Room 437 for our latest CCST Expert Briefing: Environmental Impacts of Wildfires in California. A panel of experts from CSU Chico, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Stanford University School of Medicine will discuss the impacts of wildfires on air and water quality. RSVP to puneet@ccst.us by 5pm on Wednesday, April 3rd.
Women in Solid-Waste & Recycling Networking Event and Panel Discussion April 2nd
Join State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman, and waste and recycling industry experts for a discussion about how policy is shaping the industry’s future. April 2nd from 5-8pm at the Sutter Club, 1220 9th St, Sacramento. Visit wisrwomen.org to register and stay connected.
A nonprofit leader on why she attended Capitol Seminars:
"I had read all the generic, glossed-over descriptions of the Calfornia legislative process. I wanted to learn about the nuances or the 'behind-the-scenes' way the legislature actually works, from folks who are real practitioners." -- Amy Vierra, Nonprofit / Environmental Policy and Communications Consultant. "Real practitioners" make Capitol Seminars California's No.1 advocacy training resource. Moderator Ray LeBov, a 45-year Capitol veteran, and all our guest subject matter experts are presently active in governmental advocacy or California state government. Anyone tasked with advocacy in a nonprofit, for-profit, trade / professional association, lobbying / public affairs firm, state or local government agency, will benefit immediately from the unique and valuable training we provide. For complete curriculum information, or to register for our April 4-5 seminars or future dates, visit www.capitolseminars.net or call (916) 442-5009.
McKinley + Pillows Fundraising: Administrative Assistant
McKinley + Pillows Fundraising seeks a full time, entry-level administrative assistant /scheduler/receptionist, for our fast-paced office. Must be detail-oriented and possess solid computer and phone skills. Wages DOE. Please send cover-letter and resume to carrie@mckinleypillows.com.
SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 26th – 12th ANNUAL CAPITOL VETERAN OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON
This annual event is co-sponsored by major California veterans’ organizations. Last year over 65 Assemblymembers attended the event with their veteran honoree. This year the event is open to both the Assembly and Senate to participate. This event will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
FOR SPONSORSHIP OR INFORMATION


Contact Pete Conaty at 916-768-8940 or pconaty@sbcglobal.net, or Dana Nichol at 916-558-1926 or dana.nichol@sbcglobal.net.
Future of California Elections Conference on April 11, 2019
Join us on April 11 in Sacramento for the Future of California Elections (FoCE) 2019 Conference “Leading the Way: What Lies Ahead for California's Elections.” FoCE brings together election administrators, reform advocates, civic engagement groups and civil rights organizations each year at its annual conference to discuss and share strategies for modernizing elections and expanding voter participation. Participants at this year’s conference can expect to hear about what happens after election day and updates on California’s voter centric reforms, such as Voter's Choice Act implementation and Same Day Registration. For more information visit www.futureofcaelections.org/foce2019.
Pruitt Consulting LLC, seeks a part-time Fundraising Associate in Sacramento.
Pruitt Consulting is a consulting firm that specializes in fundraising for Democratic members of the California State Legislature, Constitutional officers, nonprofits, and political action committees. The Political Fundraising Associate assists the Political Fundraising Director and Chief Executive Officers in identifying donors, planning and attending fundraising events, and other business operations. This position requires analyzing political contributions, improving fundraising database, and assisting in various office duties. Email your resume to Gabriel Castellanos Jr, gabriel@pruitts.us or call at 916-400-4044.
Digital/Social Media Professional
Office of Senate President pro Tem Toni G. Atkins is looking for a digital/social media professional to lead all aspects of the Senator’s presence online – including website, social, SEM and channel strategy. Candidate must be digitally fluent with an understanding of the complex and fragmented digital media landscape and have strong communications skills. Candidate should be able to bring together a cohesive digital strategy that delivers results. Salary starts at $5,910 per month.
Full announcement
Submit Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample and Senate Employment Application to: Lizelda.lopez@sen.ca.gov.
Political Data Inc.
For 30 Years PDI has been California’s premier data vendor. Now, you can get live online trainings on the newest PDI software every week:
 

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