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  • Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED: Tom Steyer, chair of Gov. Gavin Newsom's Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery (2020-05-28)
  • Political Breakdown (Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos @ KQED): Carmela Coyle, president/CEO of the California Hospital Association (2020-05-21)
  • Inside Golden State Politics (Bill Boyarky and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe): The Media, ObamaGate, and Newsom (2020-05-21)
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  • Capitol Weekly Podcast (John Howard and Tim Foster): Campaign and communications strategist Rose Kapolczynski (2020-05-20)
  • Then There's California (Senate Democratic Caucus): Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) (2020-05-19)

The Nooner for Tuesday, June 2, 2020, presented by SYASL Partners

  • Protests
  • Curfew
  • Masks
  • Vote-by-mail
  • AB 5
  • Sports betting
  • Sandy Eggo

Happy Tuesday! State government is closed for the second consecutive day, although Assembly Appropriations has a marathon hearing of 310 bills scheduled in the Assembly chamber. Tomorrow is Suspense File day in Assembly Approps.

PROTESTS: Last night's protest in SacTown's Cesar Chavez Plaza was reportedly peaceful with 48f arrests for curfew violations, reports The Bee. Stevante Clark, brother of Stephon Clark kllled in 2018 by Sac PD officers, urged calm at the protest.

In the LAT, columnist Erika D. Smith writes:

That these violent uprisings and peaceful protests are happening in cities large and small, up and down the state speaks to something black people know well and many others, especially self-absorbed white liberals, often choose to ignore: California is not as enlightened about race as we would like to believe.

Governor Newsom appeared at a Meadowview church yesterday, Hannah Wiley reports in the Bee.

Addressing demonstrators from a Meadowview church in Sacramento Monday after a weekend of protests, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he was committed to dismantling the “institutional racism” that’s driven activists to California streets.

“For those of you out there protesting, I want you to know that you matter,” Newsom said. “To those who want to express themselves... God bless you. Keep doing it. Your rage is real.”

CURFEW: The Sacramento curfew continues tonight from 8pm-5am, and similar curfews are spread throughout the state. LA County is 6pm-6am.

MASKS: In the Chron, Dustin Gardiner reports that Chinese company BYD missed a Sunday deadline for federal safety approval for the masks ordered by California in the nearly $1 billon controversial second deal.

Sunday was the deadline for supplier BYD to secure safety certification for its N95 particulate-filtering respirators. But it did not meet that deadline, which had been extended after federal officials denied the company’s previous application.

Katie Shahan, a spokeswoman for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the agency that inspects masks, said Monday there has been no change in BYD’s certification status.

VOTE-BY-MAIL: Today, the Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments committee approved AB 860, the bill to codify Governor Newsom's executive order to mail a ballot to every registered voter in the November election.

AB 5: For Fox&Hounds, lobbyist Chris Micheli discusses fixing the business-to-business exemption in the independent contracting law.

SPORTS BETTING: Today, Senate Governmental Organization will consider SCA 6, which would put a sports betting measure on the November ballot. It would allow sports betting for tribal casinos, card clubs, and horse tracks. Gaming tribes, which have an initiative in circulation, are opposed to the broader SCA 6.

SANDY EGGO: In the SDUT, David Garrick writes up a proposed ballot measure that would provide public funding of San Diego city elections.

The proposed measure, which was narrowly endorsed last month by the City Council’s Rule Committee, is scheduled to get a necessary second approval from that committee June 10. It would then go to the full council in August.

Modeled on similar statewide measures in Arizona and Maine, the San Diego proposal would provide candidates many thousands in taxpayer dollars so they could fund their campaigns without collecting large donations.

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