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E-203 - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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  • SacTownTalks by The Nooner (Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay): "What a Week!" (2019-08-11) [YouTubeSimplecast | iTunes
  • 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)

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


  • SB 27 - Trump tax returns
  • The Speaker speaketh
  • Duncan Hunter trial update
  • Split roll
  • Recycling
  • Immigration
  • Cakeday   
  • New classifieds!

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SB 27 (McGuire and Wiener): The four Eastern District cases challenging the constitutionality of the bill to require disclosure of presidential and gubernatorial candidate tax returns will be heard together in front of Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. on Thursday, September 19, at 2 p.m. in Sacramento. England, appointed by George W. Bush, is a McGeorge Law alum and is well respected in the local legal community.

The case in the Southern District is scheduled to begin September 17 at 9:30 a.m. in San Diego. Attorney General Xavier Becerra has asked that the case be consolidated with the Eastern District cases. The plaintiff in that case has one issue that the others do not -- statutory provisions asserting tax return information is confidential. Because Rocky De La Fuente has filed to run as a Republican in 2020, he has standing to challenge the statutory provisions.

THE SPEAKER SPEAKETH: CapRadio's Ben Adler has an interview with Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).

On AB 5 (Gonzalez), the independent contractors ("Dynamex") bill, Ben asked Rendon whether there should be some sort of middle ground between employee and contractor for gig economy companies like Lyft and Uber. Rendon's response:

"Will there be middle ground? Will there be some exceptions made? Likely. And (the bill’s author is) having those conversations. But with respect to particular companies or particular industries, it’s not something I want to talk about. It’ll be part of the process."

DUNCAN HUNTER: For Roll Call, Chris Marquette writes that the federal campaign finance trial of Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) may be delayed until October 29. It had been scheduled to start September 10, but an issue in the case is on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

SPLIT ROLL: This morning, the "Schools and Communities First" campaign that seeks changes in tax treatment of most commercial and industrial property to provide more funds for K-14 schools and local government sent out an email announcing that, although a measure has already qualified for the November 2020 ballot, a new version will be sought for qualification. From the email:

"This week, the campaign will refile the initiative with significant improvements. All of our organizing during 2018 allowed us to hear feedback from across the state on our ballot measure, and to consult with California’s leading policy and legal experts. We are making some important changes to the ballot language to strengthen the measure and broaden our coalition, including:

  • Updated implementation dates to adjust for winning in November 2020 instead of 2018
  • Expanded small business protections
  • Stronger education financing language to ensure every school receives funding equitably
  • Stronger zoning language to ensure large corporations cannot avoid reassessment" 

RECYCLING: For CALmatters, Dan Morain looks at the collapse of the company rePlanet that shuttered 284 recycling centers, despite receiving $25 million in state funds last year from the CRV deposit fee. Morain writes:

"In a statement, rePlanet blamed “the continued reduction in State fees, the depressed pricing of recycled aluminum and PET plastic, and the rise in operating costs resulting from minimum wage increases and required health and workers compensation insurance.”

In business in California since 2012, rePlanet was by far the state’s largest collector at grocery stores of used cans and bottles. Its closure came despite a decision by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislators to include an extra $5 million in the 2019-20 budget to help such recyclers defray their costs."

IMMIGRATION: Ben Christopher and Jackie Botts write for CalMatters on the impact on California of the latest immigration crackdowns. "As President Donald Trump published controversial new rules on Monday making it harder for legal immigrants to get green cards if they use — or are likely to use — Medicaid, food stamps and other social safety net programs, California has reacted with anticipated outrage."

Meanwhile, Assemblyman Tyler Diep (R-Seal Beach) tweeted "My family came here legally but we needed public assistance for those first few years. What is wrong with you guys? ⬇️ 👎"

LA-LA LAND, CAKEDAY, and NEW CLASSIFIEDS after the jump...

Probolsky Research

LA-LA LAND: With today's special election runoff n the Times, Emily Alpert Reyes looks at the effort by Democrats to flip a San Fernando Valley Los Angeles City Council seat long held by Republicans. "The race has pitted John Lee, a former City Hall aide and consultant, against astrophysicist and college educator Loraine Lundquist, in a closely watched contest that has drawn attention not just in the Valley but across Los Angeles."

Lee is a Republican and Lundquist is a Democrat.

CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Greg Coppes, Adam Keigwin, Lucas O'Connor, and Jonathan Yang!


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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

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:

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

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 ( 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
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: or

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: