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Summer Recess

E-207 - Friday, August 8, 2019

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RECENT AURAL PLEASURE:

  • CAP:Impact Podcast (McGeorge School of Law): Chris Micheli - "Is the California Legislature a Bill Factory?" (2019-08-08)
  • SacTownTalks by The Nooner (Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay): "What a Week!" (2019-08-05) [YouTube | Simplecast | iTunes
  • KQED'S Political Breakdown Podcast (Marisa Lagos and Guy Marzorati): Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Fremont) (2019-08-01)
  • Look West Podcast (Assembly Democratic Caucus): Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath and Carlsbad City Councilmember and 3x Women’s World Longboard Surfing Champion, Cori Schumacher, discuss equal pay for equal play, and why gender pay inequity is still an issue in the world of sports (2019-07-23] [Look West | iTunes | Google Podcasts]
  • Force of Law Podcast (Laurel Rosenhall @ CalMatters): episode four - "at the risks officers face on the job and why many in law enforcement say the final version of a bill to curb police shootings no longer puts them in greater danger" (2019-07-20)
  • KQED'S Political Breakdown Podcast (Marisa Lagos and Guy Marzorati): Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) (2019-07-18)

ELECTION UPDATES:

  • AD52 (Ontario): added account technician Toni Holle (R)
  • AD36 (Palmdale): added producer/creative consultant Eric J. Ohlsen (D)

UPDATED: Lawsuit information page for SB 27 (McGuire and Wiener): Primary elections: ballot access: tax returns.

IN TODAY'S NOONER:

  • AB 1482 (Chiu): Tenancy: rent caps.
  • CA22 (Tulare)
  • SD40 (S. San Diego/Imperial)
  • What's left
  • Cannabis
  • AB 109/OC Stabbing
  • SacTown rent control
  • Seven Bills in Seven Days - AB 290 - Dialysis
  • Cakeday   
  • Farewell
  • New classifieds!

Sofa Degree

Happy Friday! We made it! For those who work in and around the Capitol, enjoy your last day of summer.

For those in Sac, the weather looks perfect today to start checking out the murals being painted for the third year of Wide Open Walls, as it should be through the weekend. This year's additions include 40 murals by 54 local and international artists.

The festival began yesterday and the closing festival is Saturday, August 17 from 6pm-9pm on Capitol Mall ($20).

AB 1482 (Chiu): Tenancy: rent caps.: I wrote yesterday about the bill moving forward on rental housing, including rent rate caps and evictions. The California Apartment Association has shared its "oppose unless amended" letter on the bill. Note that it's not a "support if amended" position, and as I used to explain to the boards I worked for, there is a big difference between with "unless if amended" and not just semantics.

CA22 (Tulare): In the Bee, Kate Irby writes that Devin Nunes's legal offensive has caught even fellow House Republicans by surprise:

"The lawsuit is Nunes’ third in which he alleges that political consultants conspired against him to damage his chances for re-election last year. Nunes, R-Tulare, won the race against Democratic challenger Andrew Janz, but by a closer margin than in his previous campaigns.

The previous two cases targeted social media giant Twitter and McClatchy, the parent company of The Fresno Bee. They also named Liz Mair, a Republican political strategist.

The new case names four California residents, one of whom is Paul Buxman, a retired farmer who says he voted for Nunes in the past."

SD40 (S. San Diego/Imperial): Senator Ben Hueso has filed to run next year for San Diego County Board of Supervisors district 1, reports Chris Jennewein for the Times of San Diego. Hueso's State Senate seat isn't up until 2022.

WHAT'S LEFT: Friend of The Nooner lobbyist Chris Micheli runs the numbers on what's left for the last month of the year's session:

Senate Floor

  • 2nd Reading – 3
  • Concurrence – 5
  • Senate 3rd Reading – 4
  • Assembly 3rd Reading – 172
  • Consent – 2
  • Total measures on the Floor: 186

Add about 540 bills to be considered by the fiscal committee by the August 30 deadline. So, the Senate has about 726 bills to consider.

Assembly Floor

  • 2nd Reading – 21
  • Concurrence – 15
  • Assembly 3rd Reading – 14
  • Senate 3rd Reading – 44
  • Consent – 19
  • Total measures on the Floor: 113

Add about 330 bills to be considered by the fiscal committee by the August 30 deadline. So, the Assembly has about 443 bills to consider.

Total number of measures to be acted upon during the final five weeks of the 2019 Legislative Session: 1,169

(Senate Floor - 186 + Assembly Floor - 113 + 870 bills to be considered by the fiscal committees)

Meanwhile, for EdSource, John Fensterwald has a list of education bills to watch down the stretch.

CANNABIS: In the Bee, Andrew Sheeler writes that the new summary of the state's cannabis laws from the Department of Justice has the legal cannabis industry hopeful that increased enforcements against illegal "grows" and sales will follow. Basically, instead of the Proposition 64 promise that adult use of cannabis legal would reduce black market grows and sales, it has only increased. This puts the highly regulated legal industry at a competitive disadvantage and creates quality and safety concerns.

The licensed dispensaries are required to have on-site armed security and each product has a "track and trace" from point of origin to the end sale. The products are also lab-tested for purity and strength. In short, it's a lot more expensive for the legal industry and they feel like they have been far more of the focus of regulatory and other legal enforcement.

OC STABBING: Following the stabbing spree in Orange and Garden Grove that left four dead and two wounded, Orange County District Attorney's chief deputy Shawn Nelson seemed to point to AB 109 early release as to blame for the assailant's presence on the street. The allegation became a social media meme.

However, Todd Every and Tony Saavedra report for the OC Register that state officials say the suspect was not an early release.

Speaking of former Orange County supervisor Nelson, some spammers have seriously hacked his campaign page.

SACTOWN RENT CONTROL: For CapRadio, Bob Moffitt reports on an apparent compromise ordinance on rent control in the City of Sacramento reached in an attempt to head off a stricter ballot measure next year.

SEVEN BILLS IN SEVEN DAYS - AB 209: dialysis, #CAKEDAY, FAREWELL and NEW CLASSIFIEDS after the jump...

Probolsky Research

SEVEN BILLS IN SEVEN DAYS

This series is a simplification of issues to illustrate the legislative process. They are not meant to be comprehensive analyses of all the issues raised by proponents and opponents, which would simply not be possible in the space allowed in The Nooner.

AB 290 (Wood): Health care service plans and health insurance: third-party payments. ("dialysis bill")

Location: Senate Appropriations
Hearing date: 08/12/19
Vote required: Majority
Concurrence vote required? Yes
House of origin vote: 46-15, with 19 not voting

Summary: From Senate Health: Establishes requirements on financially interested providers and entities that make third-party premium payments on behalf of health plan enrollees and insureds, including that financially interested providers that make third-party premium payments or have a financial relationship with an entity making third-party payments on behalf of a patient, and large dialysis clinic organizations (LDOs) that have greater than 10% of California’s market share be paid the lesser of an amount for covered services to that patient governed by the terms and conditions of the health plan contract/health insurance policy or the Medicare reimbursement rate.

Background: This bill is primarily aimed at substance abuse and dialysis centers, and I'll focus on the dialysis piece, but the same construct applies to substance abuse centers. Around 70,639 Californians end-stage renal disease and are provided dialysis in 654 clinics around California, which are mostly owned by two private, for-profit companies, DaVita and Fresenius, that account for 48,200 of these patients. There have been criticisms of the staffing, quality aspects, and customer enticement of these clinics from labor and health advocates.

This bill addresses one major concern relating to the incentive of health insurance premium assistance provided by the two companies or nonprofit foundations affiliated with them. The basic practice is that the clinics or affiliated nonprofit organizations offer to pay premium assistance for a period of time while the customer receives dialysis care at their clinics. With the subsidy, the patient often obtains private insurance, which reimburses more for the clinic services than public instead of, or as a supplement to, programs such as Medi-Cal or Medicare. If it's a supplement, it may leads to higher payments to the provider than from the public plan.

Supporters include: Health advocacy organizations, health insurers, organized labor

Opponents include: American Kidney Fund, Davita, Fresenius, California Medical Association, California Hospital Association, local medical and business associations

Supporters argue: They argue that many of these customers are eligible for the public programs, which is sustainable and reliable, whereas the premium assistance is often for less than the 12-month enrollment period of insurance plans on the Covered California health insurance exchange. This can strand a patient without needed dialysis while they transition to a public program. They further argue that the clinics frequently are understaffed, which leads to substandard environmental and patient care.

Opponents argue: They argue that the bill would violate federal privacy laws as it would require disclosure to the state of patients receiving dialysis services.

According to the bill analysis, opponents also argue "Similar to most other areas of healthcare, contracted rates with commercial insurers must cover the gap for the public payor losses as well as provide for profit which allow them to engage in activity such as rolling money back into improving and upgrading facilities and equipment, etc." This bill, they argue, will compromise the service to all patients.

Why the bill is Noonerifically interesting: The fight over dialysis clinics has been going on for multiple legislative sessions as the private-sector, for-profit providers have largely replaced hospital-based and nonprofit clinics. They have the appeal to many patients, as they are frequently found in suburban shopping centers and provide an environment more comfortable than the stereotypical hospital. However, unlike most of the state's hospitals, the clinics are not unionized, and are difficult to organize because each clinic is small and broad communication is difficult. Meanwhile, insurers feel like they are being fleeced.

I find the bill interesting for two reasons. One, it's an interesting look into the cost balancing between private and public "insurers" health care providers rely on to make a profit. And, secondly, it's big money and big politics and emerged from the Assembly with a relatively small margin. These are the kind of big money bills that make for interesting developments in the last month of session. Will it die a mysterious death on Senate Approps suspense or get parked on the floor? Would Governor Gavin sign it? #WWGD

Last November, the voters defeated a proposal backed primarily by labor to cap the profits of the for-profit clinics (40.1%-59.9%). The dialysis clinics spent over $111 million in opposition to the proponents' $18 million.

Obviously, the organized labor supporting AB 209 are major players in politics of the supermajority Democrats, and the health insurers are regular donors.

In opposition, of course the physicians and hospitals are perennial political players. The clinics have also become major legislative and political players. Between January 1 and June 30 of this year, DaVita has spread $584,100 broadly. The first one is a "dirty money" listed is a committee for State Senate Democrats that takes money primarily from oil interests that the state party does not accept.

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM DAVITA, INC.
JANUARY 1-JUNE 30, 2019
DATE RECIPIENT AMOUNT
3/12/19 CA NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT THROUGH VOTING PROJECT $200,000
2/28/19 CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY $200,000
4/18/19 CALIFORNIANS FOR JOBS & A STRONG ECONOMY $16,500
3/24/19 CALIFORNIA DIALYSIS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $7,800
2/14/19 CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION PAC $7,800
4/23/19 CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PAC $7,800
3/6/19 DODD BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE FOR PROGRESS, REFORM & A STRONGER CA, BILL $5,000
6/24/19 DALY'S BALLOTT MEASURE COMMITTEE FOR GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY, TOM $5,000
3/6/19 LOW FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, EVAN $4,700
3/6/19 NAZARIAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ADRIN $4,700
5/7/19 AGUIAR-CURRY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, CECILIA $4,700
6/24/19 BAUER-KAHAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, REBECCA $4,700
6/25/19 BERMAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MARC $4,700
5/8/19 BLOOM FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RICHARD $4,700
4/1/19 BROUGH STATE ASSEMBLY 2020, BILL $4,700
6/24/19 CERVANTES FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SABRINA $4,700
6/24/19 COOLEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RE-ELECT KEN $4,700
6/25/19 COOPER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $4,700
6/24/19 DALY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TOM $4,700
6/24/19 KAMLAGER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SYDNEY $4,700
5/31/19 KILEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, KEVIN $4,700
6/24/19 MEDINA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JOSE $4,700
6/25/19 O'DONNELL FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, PATRICK $4,700
6/24/19 QUIRK-SILVA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SHARON $4,700
6/28/19 RAMOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JAMES $4,700
6/25/19 RUBIO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, BLANCA $4,700
4/17/19 BOERNER HORVATH FOR ASSEMBLY 2018, TASHA $4,400
4/17/19 RIVAS FOR ASSEMBLY 2018, ROBERT $4,400
3/19/19 WILSON FOR CITY COUNCIL 2019, CITIZENS SUPPORTING CHRIS $3,500
6/25/19 CARRILLO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, WENDY $3,200
6/24/19 FRAZIER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $3,200
6/25/19 GIPSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MIKE $3,200
3/13/19 CHANG FOR SENATE 2018, LING LING $3,000
5/17/19 GLAZER FOR SENATE 2020, STEVEN $2,500
5/29/19 LIMON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MONIQUE $2,500
6/24/19 GABRIEL FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ELECT JESSE $2,000
4/23/19 UMBERG FOR SENATE 2022, TOM $2,000
3/8/19 BURKE FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, AUTUMN $1,500
3/26/19 CARRILLO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, WENDY $1,500
3/13/19 DIEP FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TYLER $1,500
3/6/19 FRAZIER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $1,500
3/6/19 GIPSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MIKE $1,500
3/7/19 GLAZER FOR SENATE 2020, STEVEN $1,500
4/8/19 BIGELOW FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, FRIENDS OF FRANK $1,500
6/5/19 CHEN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, PHILLIP $1,500
4/23/19 EGGMAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SUSAN $1,500
6/13/19 OBERNOLTE FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JAY $1,500
5/17/19 GLAZER FOR SENATE 2020, STEVEN $700
Total   $584,100

Meanwhile, Fresenius is a significant player as well. From January 1 to June 30, the corporation made $278,300 in contributions.

DATE RECIPIENT AMOUNT
6/11/19 CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN PAC $10,000
3/24/19 CALIFORNIA DIALYSIS PAC $7,800
4/26/19 DODD BALLOT MEASURE CTTEE FOR PROGRESS, REFORM & A STRONGER CALIFORNIA, BILL $5,000
5/17/19 ARCHULETA FOR SENATE 2022, BOB $4,700
5/17/19 BAUER-KAHAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, REBECCA $4,700
6/17/19 CARRILLO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, WENDY $4,700
5/17/19 GLAZER FOR SENATE 2020, STEVE $4,700
5/29/19 GRAY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ADAM $4,700
6/11/19 HORVATH FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TASHA BOERNER $4,700
5/17/19 HURTADO FOR SENATE 2022, MELISSA $4,700
5/17/19 IRWIN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JACQUI $4,700
5/17/19 PETRIE-NORRIS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, COTTIE $4,700
5/8/19 RENDON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ANTHONY $4,700
5/8/19 RENDON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ANTHONY $4,700
5/17/19 RIVAS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ROBERT $4,700
5/17/19 ROTH USAF (RET.) FOR SENATE 2020, MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD D. $4,700
4/11/19 BOERNER HORVATH FOR ASSEMBLY 2018, TASHA $4,400
4/11/19 RIVAS FOR ASSEMBLY 2018, ROBERT $4,400
4/11/19 A BALLOT MEASURE COMMITTEE SPONSORED BY SENATOR STEVE GLAZER. YES ON 72, CITIZENS FOR A BETTER CALIFORNIA $3,500
5/17/19 BURKE FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, AUTUMN $3,200
5/17/19 PAN FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2022, RICHARD $3,200
5/29/19 BERMAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MARC $3,000
4/18/19 BROUGH FOR STATE ASSEMBLY 2020, BILL $3,000
6/11/19 CERVANTES FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SABRINA $3,000
6/11/19 COOLEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RE-ELECT KEN $3,000
4/15/19 FRAZIER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $3,000
6/11/19 GIPSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MIKE $3,000
5/8/19 O'DONNELL FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, PATRICK $3,000
5/10/19 RAMOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RE-ELECT JAMES $3,000
6/11/19 RUBIO FOR SENATE 2022, SUSAN $3,000
3/29/19 RAMOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2018, JAMES $2,700
5/29/19 DALY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TOM $2,700
5/10/19 QUIRK-SILVA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SHARON $2,700
5/10/19 RAMOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RE-ELECT JAMES $2,700
5/29/19 RUBIO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, BLANCA $2,700
5/17/19 SMITH FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, CHRISTY $2,700
5/17/19 UMBERG FOR SENATE 2022, TOM $2,700
5/17/19 PORTANTINO FOR SENATE 2020, ANTHONY $2,600
5/16/19 DIEP FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TYLER $2,500
4/10/19 GALLAGHER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JAMES $2,500
4/5/19 KILEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, KEVIN $2,500
5/17/19 PORTANTINO FOR SENATE 2020, ANTHONY $2,100
3/29/19 CHOI FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, STEVEN $2,000
3/27/19 GALLAGHER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JAMES $2,000
1/22/19 LACKEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TOM $2,000
3/29/19 VOEPEL FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RANDY $2,000
3/29/19 WILK FOR SENATE 2020, SCOTT $2,000
5/16/19 BATES FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2022, PAT $2,000
6/14/19 BAUER-KAHAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, REBECCA $2,000
6/20/19 BIGELOW FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, FRIENDS OF FRANK $2,000
4/15/19 CABALLERO FOR SENATE 2022, ANNA $2,000
4/15/19 CHANG FOR SENATE 2020, LING LING $2,000
5/16/19 CHANG FOR SENATE 2020, LING LING $2,000
4/15/19 COOPER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $2,000
6/25/19 COOPER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $2,000
6/25/19 CUNNINGHAM FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JORDAN $2,000
4/15/19 DALY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TOM $2,000
6/25/19 DURAZO FOR SENATE 2022, MARIA ELENA $2,000
4/11/19 FONG FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, VINCE $2,000
4/15/19 GRAYSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TIM $2,000
6/25/19 GRAYSON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TIM $2,000
4/11/19 GROVE FOR SENATE 2022, SHANNON $2,000
4/15/19 GROVE FOR SENATE 2022, SHANNON $2,000
6/11/19 HERTZBERG FOR CONTROLLER 2022, ROBERT $2,000
6/11/19 JONES FOR SENATE 2022, BRIAN $2,000
6/11/19 JONES FOR SENATE 2022, BRIAN $2,000
4/11/19 KAMLAGER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SYDNEY $2,000
4/11/19 MEDINA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JOSE $2,000
4/10/19 MELENDEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MELISSA $2,000
5/14/19 NIELSEN FOR STATE CONTROLLER 2022, JIM $2,000
6/11/19 OBERNOLTE FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JAY $2,000
4/26/19 QUIRK-SILVA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SHARON $2,000
6/27/19 QUIRK-SILVA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SHARON $2,000
4/15/19 RAMOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RE-ELECT JAMES $2,000
5/2/19 REYES FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, ELOISE $2,000
5/9/19 RODRIGUEZ FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, FREDDIE $2,000
6/14/19 ROTH USAF (RET.) FOR SENATE 2020, MAJOR GENERAL RICHARD D. $2,000
4/15/19 RUBIO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, BLANCA $2,000
5/8/19 SMITH FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, CHRISTY $2,000
6/11/19 STERN FOR SENATE 2020, HENRY $2,000
4/15/19 STONE FOR STATE SENATE 2022, JEFF $2,000
6/24/19 STONE FOR STATE SENATE 2022, JEFF $2,000
4/11/19 UMBERG FOR SENATE 2022, TOM $2,000
4/15/19 WALDRON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MARIE $2,000
5/8/19 WALDRON FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, MARIE $2,000
5/10/19 MEDINA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JOSE $1,800
4/11/19 MORRELL FOR SENATE 2016 OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT, MIKE $1,700
6/14/19 RAMOS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, RE-ELECT JAMES $1,700
3/29/19 FRAZIER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JIM $1,500
6/24/19 BAUER-KAHAN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, REBECCA $1,500
5/10/19 BURKE FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, AUTUMN $1,500
5/29/19 CABALLERO FOR SENATE 2022, ANNA $1,500
6/24/19 CARRILLO FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, WENDY $1,500
5/16/19 MATHIS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, DEVON $1,500
5/8/19 MEDINA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JOSE $1,500
4/2/19 PAN FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2022, RICHARD $1,500
5/17/19 KAMLAGER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SYDNEY $1,400
5/10/19 KAMLAGER FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, SYDNEY $1,300
4/11/19 MOORLACH FOR SENATE 2020, JOHN $1,300
5/29/19 CABALLERO FOR SENATE 2022, ANNA $1,200
5/10/19 MEDINA FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, JOSE $1,200
3/29/19 MATHIS FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, DEVON $1,000
6/11/19 CHEN FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, PHILLIP $1,000
6/11/19 CHOI FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, STEVEN $1,000
4/1/19 DIEP FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TYLER $1,000
6/11/19 LACKEY FOR ASSEMBLY 2020, TOM $1,000
6/25/19 WILK FOR SENATE 2020, SCOTT $800
4/11/19 MOORLACH FOR SENATE 2020, JOHN $700
6/25/19 WILK FOR SENATE 2020, SCOTT $700
5/17/19 DODD FOR SENATE 2020, BILL $500
4/11/19 MORRELL FOR SENATE 2016 OFFICEHOLDER ACCOUNT, MIKE $300
Total   $278,300

That's just this year! With the amount of flying around, mysterious things can happen.

Let's grab some popcorn and get ready for the end of session!

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Sean Donahoe, Senator Brian Jones, Kathy Neal, and Teresa Stark!

FAREWELL: Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery (1966-2019)

Classifieds

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Digital Organizers, SEIU-UHW (Los Angeles and Oakland)

We are looking for a dynamic and effective Digital Organizers to help us build our online community and support our online-to-offline lead-generation efforts. In this position it is all about using new media and digital tools to organize, advocate on our issues, and increase member and community engagement with also providing personal one-on-one communications with people who are engaging SEIU-UHW. It is a public-facing position involving direct communication with our members, supporters, and the public via multiple online platforms. The ideal candidate has organizing or customer service experience, is already personally active on social media, and is passionate about things like ladders of engagement and moving people from online to offline activism (and vice versa). SEIU-UHW offers a competitive salary range of $56k - $102k to commensurate with experience and a generous benefit package. For more information and to apply please visit our candidate portal at http://seiuunitedhealthcareworkers.appone.com/.

Paid Internship with Meridian Pacific, Inc.

Internship re: campaigns for Republican candidates, statewide initiatives and issue advocacy. At Meridian Pacific, Inc. we have diverse opportunities for the interns that work with us. This internship has the opportunity to work with Republican candidates, statewide initiatives, issue advocacy, local and statewide ballot measures, grassroots activation, public affairs campaigns, political campaigns for local, state and federal candidates, as well as event planning.

Interns will write press releases and other materials, assist with mailings and print production, complete research projects, perform data entry, learn the basics of office functions, work on surveys, compile contact lists, attend/work political functions, etc.

Applicants who have previously held a job/internship and exemplify strong writing, research and communications skills, preferred. Compensation is $12.00 per hour. The hours for this position are flexible. Email cover letter & resume to: Justin@meridianhq.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/.

Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy, California Housing Partnership (Sacramento)

The Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy works in close coordination with California Housing Partnership’s CEO and senior leadership team to advance California state legislation and regulations and to a lesser extent, federal housing legislation and funding in Washington, D.C., that further our mission. The position provides a focal point for legislative and regulatory policy work internally and also coordinates positions and efforts with our external allies in California and D.C. This is a full time, exempt position located in Sacramento, and reports to the CEO.

To apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to Amanda Isbell (aisbell@chpc.net) with the subject line “Application for Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy – [YOUR LAST NAME]” by Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Planned Parenthood; President & CEO (Sacramento)
The President and CEO is responsible for directing the statewide public policy efforts in partnership with the seven Planned Parenthood affiliates throughout California. Develops, implements and manages state and federal legislative, lobbying, advocacy, fundraising, organizing and electoral strategies and programs that advance the mission of California Affiliates. Requirements: BA/BS in public policy/government relations or related area and 7 years demonstrated leadership experience in public policy environment. Master’s Degree in law or public health desired. Frequent travel required. Email resume to cport@pppsgv.org.
California Democratic Party Director of IT - Job Opening

The Director of IT will oversee technology operations, such as network security with established goals. The success candidate will also direct effective delivery of networks, development of policies, purchasing, work with voter file vendors, and plan for disaster recovery. The full job description is available at www.cadem.org/take-action/job-opportunities/job-opening-it-director.

To apply, email jobs@cadem.org

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

The McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 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 foundation in statutory interpretation and regulatory processes critical to governance. Learn at a beautiful campus three miles from the State Capitol: go.mcgeorge.edu/publicpolicy or publicpolicy@pacific.edu.

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: