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E-158 - Friday, September 27, 2019, presented by SYASLPartners

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

MONEY MATTERS: This is the space where we look at interesting contributions to party committees or non-capped "ballot measure" committee accounts affiliated with legislators. Standard contributions to candidate committees up to the 2020 limit of $9,400 for primary and general are not included.


  • AD72 (Garden Grove-Seal Beach): added Garden Grove councilmember Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen (D) - toss-up - challenge to Tyler Diep (R)


  • Plastics
  • beJUULed
  • PG&E
  • MeToo
  • AD73 (Coastal South Orange County)
  • Immigration/detention
  • Classifieds

You made it! It is Friday! Viernes. Vendredi. Venerdí. Vrijdag. 星期五. Thứ sáu. Freitag. Friday is something we can all agree on...

As noted in the subject line, the lobbying and association management firm of Shaw/Yoder/Antwih is now Shaw, Yoder, Antwih, Schmelzer & Lange with a new website. For Nooner Premium subscribers, yes, I spelled Andrew's last name wrong but wrote Josh as "Show."

PLASTICS: For KQED, Kevin Stark looks at why the landmark plastics bills stalled at the end of the legislative year. Stark writes:

"Companion bills AB 1080 and SB 54, intended to reduce the amount of waste in landfills and oceans, placed the onus on manufacturers to ensure the recyclability of plastic products like utensils, takeout boxes and beverage lids, which consumers typically use once before tossing.

The bills can be taken up again next year."

PG&E: Reuters reports on the latest proposal for a bankruptcy exit for the state's largest utility.

"A group of PG&E Corp (PCG.N) noteholders said in a court filing on Wednesday that they are ready to invest $29.2 billion into the power producer as part of a reorganization plan that will pay off liabilities from wildfires that drove it to bankruptcy.

The proposed plan will create two trusts, a $14.5 billion trust for compensating individual wildfire victims and an $11 billion trust for paying insurers with subrogation claims against PG&E for payments they had made after the blazes in 2017 and last year, according to the filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco.

The plan will give the noteholders new debt and a controlling equity stake in a reorganized PG&E."

AD73 (Coastal South Orange County): Following a similar action by the Orange County Republican Central Committee, New Majority Orange County has called on Assemblymember Bill Brough to not run for re-election next year. Brough has been accused of inappropriate advances by several women. Brough maintains his innocence.

More after the jump...sometimes, jumps are subject matter...

METOO: For CalMatters, Laurel Rosenhall looks at the harassment-related bills on the governor's desk, some of which were previously vetoed by Jerry Brown. Walters writes:

"Among the roughly 700 bills on Newsom’s desk are several inspired by the #MeToo movement, including many repeats of bills Brown vetoed last year. Others are new ideas or rehashes of measures that stalled last year before reaching the governor’s desk — such as a bill prohibiting settlements that say an employer will never again hire an aggrieved worker.

The most controversial #MeToo bills will force Newsom to decide between two constituencies that are important to him: On one side, powerful business interests that argue the measures will increase costs and litigation. On the other, feminist and worker advocates who say progress shouldn’t slow just because public outcry about harassment has dimmed."

IMMIGRATION/DETENTION: Today in a federal Central District of California courtroom, a battle is occuring over the current limit ("Flores Settlement Agreement") providing that the feds can only detain minors for immigration issues for around 20 days. The feds want to lift a blanket limit. This isn't just a border issue and is tied up with the "birthing homes" popular among wealthy primarily Asian citizens who use the birthright citizenship provision and give birth to citizens in areas such as the San Gabriel Valley while visiting the U.S. on a tourist visa.

CLASSIFIEDS after the jump...

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CSU: Director of State Relations (Sacramento)

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Opinion Research Analyst (Newport Beach, CA)

Probolsky Research is hiring a full time research analyst. We are a market and opinion research company based in Newport Beach, California. We are woman and Latina-owned. We are non-partisan, independent researchers passionate about accuracy, data security, and using storytelling to make data usable.

The Research Analyst is responsible for facilitating market and opinion research projects from instrument design to project fulfillment, final research deliverables and presentation to client.

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Campaign Manager Wanted
Local Central Valley campaign looking for a Campaign Manager to manage day-to-day operations. Position is located in the Central Valley. Prior campaign management or leadership a must. $3,000/month. Please send resume and 2 references to

Alliance for Children's Rights: Policy Assistant (Sacramento)

The Alliance for Children’s Rights seeks to hire a well-organized, energetic and motivated full-time Policy Assistant. The Policy Assistant will provide administrative and organizational support for our Sacramento policy program. The job duties will include administrative and clerical support, coordination of the Alliance’s policy projects and special projects including events management, trainings, bill and grant deliverables tracking, scheduling, and research and analysis of legislative and regulatory proposals.

The Alliance’s Policy Program is based in Sacramento and works with Alliance program staff to identify and track child welfare practices that adversely impact our clients and helps to establish and implement responses to those practices which include legislative and regulatory advocacy, impact litigation and other reform efforts.

full description and application info

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CalDesal: Executive Director

CalDesal, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the responsible development of groundwater desalination, ocean desalination, and salinity management activities to help meet the State’s water supply challenges, wishes to contract with an individual or firm for Executive Director Services. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership as well as the marketing, communication, and administrative skills necessary to successfully manage the organization and implement its objectives.

For more information, go to Proposals must be received by Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

SEIU-UHW – Regional Political Organizer (Sacramento, 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.

This position will be in our government relations program and requires significant experience in legislative lobbying and coalition building.

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

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

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