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February 26, 2018

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NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Asms. Miguel Santiago and Laura Friedman and others discuss their support for AB 3171, “a $1.5 billion state funding request to address California’s growing homelessness crisis,” say “funding would be allocated to cities in proportion to their share of the homeless population and require matching funds from local jurisdictions.” 10 a.m., James M. Wood Community Center, 400 E. 5th St. Contact: Jackie Koenig 916 319 2053.

Also listed: Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia; Anita Nelson, SRO Housing Corp. and Mark Loranger, Chrysalis Enterprises.


Asm. Mike Gipson and others “discuss the issue of gun violence and the impact it has on families, children and our communities,” urge federal action and highlight “this year’s gun legislation.” Noon, Room 317. Contact: Esthela Pacheco 916 319 2064.

Speakers listed and their bills: Gipson, AB 2382, “ghost guns loophole;”  Asm. Bill Quirk, AB 2222, “confiscated gun tracing;” Asm. David Chiu, AB 1663 (from 2016) “assault weapons loophole;” Asm Philip Ting, no number given, “gun violence restraining orders;” Asm. Rob Bonta, AB 1927, “California do not sell list.”


Asm. Anna Caballero, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others discuss “Janus v. AFSCME, a court case which is part of a heavily funded campaign seeking to limit the power of labor unions” and in which the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments today, “pledge to stick together and demonstrate why America needs unions.” Noon, Loaves and Fishes, 1351 N. C St. Contact: Jenna Thompson 949 246 1620.

Preceded by 11 a.m. rally.

“One of more than 600 similar actions at worksites across the nation.”

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Session 2 p.m.

  • Joint hearing, Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development, and Assembly Business and Professions (Sen. Jerry Hill, Asm. Evan Low, Chairs), 10 a.m., Rm. 4203. Subject — Sunset Review Oversight. 1. Acupuncture Board. 2. Dental Hygiene Committee of California. 3. Structural Pest Control Board.
    • Listed to testify: Pres. Amy Matecki, VP Kitman Chan, Exec. Officer Benjamin Modea, CA Acupuncture Board; Pres. Susan Good, Exec. Officer Anthony Lam, and Michelle Hurlbutt, Dental Hygiene Committee of CA; Pres. Darren Van Steenwyk, Exec. Officer Susan Saylor, and Robert Lucas, Structural Pest Control Board of CA.

Assembly — Session 1 p.m.

  • Moved to March 5, Budget (Phil Ting, Chair), noon, Rm. 4202.
  • Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services (Joaquin Arambula, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 126.
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Howard Backer and Dan Smiley, California Emergency Medical Services Authority; Phuong La, Department of Finance; Sonja Petek, Legislative Analyst’s Office; Brandon Nunes and Susan Fanelli, Department of Public Health; Monica Morales, Center For Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, DPH; Mark Starr, Center for Environmental Health, DPH; Jean Iacino, Scott Vivona, and CJ Howard, Center For Health Care Quality, DPH; Angelo Bellomo, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health; Benjamin Menzies, Department of Finance; Dir. Jose Mejia, California State Council of Laborers; Dr. Alan Shatzel, American Heart Association, Sacramento Chapter.
  • CANCELED, Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety (Shirley Weber, Chair), 2:30 p.m., Rm. 437.
  • Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response (Laura Freidman, Chair), 3 p.m., Rm. 4202. Subject — Best Practices for Reporting Sexual Harassment and Providing Victim Support.
  • Rules (Ken Cooley, Chair), 10 minutes prior to Session, Rm. 3162.
  • Utilities and Energy (Chris Holden Chair), 3 p.m., Rm. 444. Subject — California Public Utilities Commission, 2017 fires.
    • Listed to testify: CPUC Pres. Michael Picker and Enforcement Division Director Elizaveta Malashenko.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • 12:30 a.m.

    Senate Informational Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles (2.20.18)

  • 3:30 a.m.

    Assembly Informational Hearing on Cannabis Regulations (2.20.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    American Spirit

  • 8 a.m.

    Schools on Point

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 706: “California’s Educational Reforms: Are They Making the Grade?”

  • 9 a.m.

    Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development LIVE

  • 1 p.m.

    Assembly Floor Session LIVE

  • 2 p.m.

    Senate Floor Session LIVE upon Adj.

  • 7 p.m.

    Leon Panetta Lecture Series: The Economy and the American Dream Impact of Debt, Growth, Immigration and Tax Cuts LIVE

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 706: “California’s Educational Reforms: Are They Making the Grade?”

  • 9 p.m.

    Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (2.26.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 5:05 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

(Susan) Eggman for Assembly 2018 (13th AD), reception, Host $4400, Sponsor $2500, Ticket $1500, 5 p.m., TableVine, 1501 14th St. Contact: 916 441 6855.


Nancy Skinner for Senate 2020 (9th SD), reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1300, 5:30 p.m., Empress, 1013 K St. Contact: 916 551 1430.


CA School Boards Association Friends of Public Education PAC, reception, Host $5000, Partner $2500, Sponsors $1000, Ticket $50, 5:30 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: 916 799 5854.

Special guests: Sens. Richard Pan and Ben Allen; Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.


CA Legislative Jewish Caucus Leadership PAC, Purim party, Host $10,000, Sponsor $5000, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Aioli, 1800 L St. Contact: 916 444 1186.


Chad Mayes for Assembly 2018 (42nd AD), reception, Sponsor $4400, Ticket $1500, 5:30 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 492 9604.


(Freddie) Rodriguez for Assembly 2018 (52nd AD), Sacramento Kings vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, Host $2500 (2 tickets), Ticket $1500, 7 p.m., Golden 1 Center. Contact: 916 551 1470.

APPOINTMENTS

By Governor. Contact: 916 445 4571.

At the California State Transportation Agency. As undersecretary: Christine Inouye, 52, Sacramento, Republican, deputy secretary for project management and implementation there since 2017. Salary: $172,008. As deputy secretary for transportation planning: Marlon Flournoy, 41, Sacramento, no party preference, District 3 (Marysville/Sacramento) deputy director of planning, local assistance and sustainability at the CA Dept. of Transportation since 2014. Salary: $138,000.

As chief deputy director at the California Department of Transportation: Ryan Chamberlain, 43, Trabuco Canyon, no party preference, District 12 (Orange County) director since 2012. Salary: $184,008.

KEEPING UP

Randle Communications reports releasing its inaugural Digital Influencer Report, which “details how social media is used to influence California’s legislative process” and ranks top “digital influencers” in the legislature and media. Randle worked with national firm Zignal Labs to measure Twitter account analytics, including number of retweets, mentions and tweet impressions between Aug. 21 and Sept. 15 (end of session) last year. The top influencer in the Senate is Pro Tem Kevin de León, and in the Assembly, it’s Assembly Republican Leader Brian DahleCarla Marinucci with Politico tops the media influencer list. Contact: Julie Phillips, jphillips@randlecommunications.com.


Treasurer John Chiang has announced the Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program has been renamed CalSavers. The program for workers who do not have access to company retirement plans “enables employees to save automatically for their retirement through payroll contributions with the ability to opt out at any time,” and is set to be launched in early 2019. The governing board of CalSavers will continue to be known as the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board. Contact: Marc Lifsher 916 653 2995.


California Supreme Court reports appointing Justice William Dato, Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District in San Diego, to the Commission on Judicial Performance. Dato’s three-year term begins April 1 and succeeds Justice Ignazio Ruvolo of San Francisco, who is retiring. Dato became an appellate justice in February 2017 and, before that, he was a San Diego Superior Court judge for 13 years. Contact: Merrill Balassone 415 865 7447.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board, considers releasing requests for proposals to hire a program administrator to handle customer care, manage operations and develop an online platform for the savings program and an investment manager to develop an investment plan that will provide the “lowest possible cost” to participants; other business. 11 a.m., 915 Capitol Mall, Rm. 587. Contact: 916 653 1744.

Agenda here.

Telemeeting also available: 877 810 9415, Participant code: 6535126.

Also see Keeping Up

REPORTS, STUDIES, ETC.

California Competes: A Higher Education for a Strong Economy has released “Opportunity Imbalance: Race, Gender and California’s Education-to-Employment Pipeline,” says “in less than a decade, California’s workforce will face a degree and credential gap of more than 2 million and a lost opportunity to move millions of Californians out of the cycle of poverty,” findings include “low median wages for Latinos, greater gender disparities among Black students, low workforce participation rates among Native Americans and an analysis of outcomes by region including the disparity in economic outcomes between urban and rural regions.” Contact: Justin Knighten 916 492 2707 X203.

RALLIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Members of Service Employees International Union participate in “National Day of Action,” on the day the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, “a court case which is part of a heavily funded campaign seeking to limit the power of labor unions,” say rally is “one of more than 600 similar actions at worksites across the nation, sending a loud message that working people won’t be deterred by this latest attack on their collective power.” 11 a.m., Loaves and Fishes, 1351 N. C St. Contact: Jenna Thompson 949 246 1620.

Following rally, Asm. Anna Caballero, Mayor Darrell Steinberg and others hold press conference on income inequality and “anti-worker groups,” Noon, same location.

Similar event at 5 p.m. in Salinas with former US Rep. Sam Farr and Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave.

MISCELLANEOUS

SANTA ROSA — Santa Rosa Republican Women Federated holds monthly meeting and luncheon, hears speech by candidate for Secty. of State Mark Meuser on California’s voting procedures and election laws,  also discusses whether it is possible for “more than 100% of registered voters” to vote in a city or county, including illegal immigrants, dead people or “every Californian who has a driver’s license;” $28, RSVP. 11:30 a.m., Flamingo Hotel and Conference Center, 2777 Fourth St. Contact: Nancy Maier 707 538 9804.


National Conference of State Legislatures hosts briefing on the 2018 NCSL Legislative Summit to be held in Los Angeles this summer; refreshments provided. 4:30 p.m., Brasserie Capitale, 1201 K St. Contact: gabriel@davidpruittconsulting.com.

Speakers listed: Asm. Adam Gray, Sen. Holly Mitchell.

THIRD HOUSE

Recent filings with Secretary of State.

CLIENT ADDITIONS (Lobbying firm, client name, filing date): The Quintana Cruz Company, California Bail Agents Assn.; Downtown Center Business Improvement District; City of San Jose; Singer Associates, 2/22/18.

NEW REGISTRATIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Gregory Helms, Ocean Conservancy Inc., 2/22/18… Luke Henderson, AMP Capital Investors Ltd., 2/22/18… Mark Miness, AMP Capital Investors , 2/22/18… Stanley Smith, AMP Capital Investors, 2/22/18.

EMPLOYER DELETIONS (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Thelma Harris, Nurse-Family Partnership, 2/22/18.

LOBBYISTS TERMINATING REGISTRATION (Lobbyist name, firm name, filing date): Christopher James, Blackstone Administrative Services Partnership, 2/22/18.

POLITICAL NOTES

The California Democratic Party reports preliminary results from its 2018 statewide endorsement balloting held this weekend at the party’s convention in San Diego. “Any endorsement shall require 60% of those caucus present and voting.” Contact: Mike Roth 916 813 1554

Governor

  • Gavin Newsom, 1087 votes, 39%
  • John Chiang, 826 votes, 30%
  • Delaine Eastin, 546 votes, 20%
  • Antonio Villaraigosa, 241 votes, 9%
  • No endorsement, 91, votes, 3%
  • Total votes 2791
  • Result – No Consensus

US Senate

  • Kevin de León, 1508 votes, 54%
  • Dianne Feinstein, 1023 votes, 37%
  • Pat Harris, 149 votes, 5%
  • No endorsement, 95 votes, 3%
  • Total votes 2775
  • Result – No Consensus

Lt. Governor

  • Ed Hernandez, 1157 votes, 42%
  • Eleni Kounalakis, 1140 votes, 41%
  • Jeff Bleich, 187 votes, 7%
  • Noe endorsement, 300 votes, 11%
  • Total votes 2784
  • Result – No Consensus

Attorney General

  • Dave Jones, 1564 votes, 56%
  • Xavier Becerra, 1188 votes, 42%
  • No endorsement, 60 votes, 2%
  • Total votes 2812
  • Result – No Consensus

State Controller

  • Betty Yee, 2635 votes, 95%
  • No endorsement, 137 votes, 5%
  • Total votes 2772
  • Result – Betty Yee

Insurance Commissioner

  • Ricardo Lara, 1883 votes, 68%
  • Asif Mahmood, 708 votes, 26%
  • No endorsement, 165 votes, 6%
  • Total votes 2756
  • Result – Ricardo Lara

Secretary of State

  • Alex Padilla, 2176 votes, 78%
  • Ruben Major, 436 votes, 16%
  • No endorsement, 190 votes, 7%
  • Total votes 2802
  • Result – Alex Padilla

Superintendent of Public Instruction

  • Tony Thurmond, 2442 votes, 89%
  • Marshall Tuck, 135 votes, 5%
  • No endorsement, 173 votes, 6%
  • Total votes 2750
  • Result – Tony Thurmond

State Treasurer

  • Fiona Ma, 2551 votes, 92%
  • No endorsement, 219 votes, 8%
  • Total votes 2770
  • Result – Fiona Ma

Board of Equalization Dist. 1

  • Tom Hallinan, 1369 votes, 58%
  • No endorsement, 989 votes, 42%
  • Total votes 2358
  • Result – No Consensus

Board of Equalization Dist. 2

  • Malia Cohen, 1371 votes, 52%
  • Cathleen Galgiani, 767 votes, 29%
  • No endorsement, 515 votes, 19%
  • Total votes 2653
  • Result – No Consensus

Board of Equalization Dist. 3

  • Scott Svonkin, 1225 votes, 47%
  • Tony Vazquez, 460 votes, 18%
  • No endorsement, 932 votes, 36%
  • Total votes 2617
  • Result – No Consensus

Responses

From Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s campaign for Governor – “Gavin Newsom emerges as clear favorite in California Democratic Party’s convention vote. Newsom wins 39% of party vote, beating all candidates.” Release here. Contact: Nathan Click, click@gavinnewsom.com.

From Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor: “John Chiang earns strong second place showing in California Democratic Party gubernatorial endorsement. Chiang blocks chronic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom from earning endorsement he’s sough for nearly a decade.” Release here. Contact: press@johnchiang.com 

From former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for Governor: “We came to this convention to deliver a message of hope to the millions of California families still left out and left behind. We will take that same message of economic opportunity and equality to every corner of California.” Release here. Contact: Luis Vizcaino, luis@antonioforcalifornia.com

From Pro Tem Kevin de León, candidate for US Senate: “The outcome of today’s endorsement vote is an astounding rejection of politics as usual, and it boosts our campaign’s momentum as we all stand shoulder-to-shoulder against a complacent status quo.” Release here. Contact: press@kevindeleon.com

From Sen. Ed Hernandez’ campaign for Lt. Gov: “Ed Hernandez: Top vote getter among California Democratic Party delegates in Lieutenant Governor race. State Sen. Ed Hernandez wins more votes than sitting US Senator, all gubernatorial candidates.” Release here. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.

From Eleni Kounalakis’ campaign for Lt. Gov: “Eleni Kounalakis blocks Ed Hernandez endorsement at California Democratic Party Convention. Outsider candidate comes from behind to virtually tie establishment legislator in delegate support.” Release here. Contact: Katie Merrill 510 508 0572.

From Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones’ campaign for AG: “Huge win for Dave Jones, who beats Becerra in AG race at state Democratic Party Convention… Jones also had the largest number of votes of any contested race at the convention.” Release here. Contact: teamdavejones@gmail.com

From incumbent AG Xavier Becerra: “I’m deeply honored to have received the support of so many California Democratic Party delegates. I owe my campaign staff and team of awesome volunteers a big shout-out. We will continue to build toward victory in the Primary and General elections.” Release here. Contact: Roger Salazar, rsalazar@alzamedia.com

From Sen. Ricardo Lara, candidate for Insurance Commissioner: “I am deeply grateful to have the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party. This resounding victory is a testament to the groundswell of support we’ve built throughout this campaign.” Release here. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.

From Asif Mahmood’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner: “In only 38 days [since announcing his campaign for Insurance Commissioner]… he was able to secure support from 708 delegates, and convince an additional 165 delegates into voting no endorsement.” Release here. Contact: Ellie Caple, ellie@scnstrategies.com

From Asm. Tony Thurmond, candidate for Supt. of Public Instruction: “I am honored to receive the California Democratic Party endorsement… Public education allowed me to overcome humble beginnings, and I am committed to making sure that every child in our state has the same opportunities that were given to me.” Release here. Contact: Madeline Franklin 209 210 8950.

From San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, candidate for BOE Dist. 2: “I’m honored to be supported by so many enthusiastic delegates… These Democrats know that the time to level the playing field is now. Californians can count on me to ruffle a few feathers, just as I have done proudly for San Francisco.” Release here. Contact: Ellie Caple, ellie@scnstrategies.com

From Scott Svonkin’s campaign for BOE Dist. 3: “Svokin wins nearly three times as many votes as opponent… Svonkin finished a decisive first place at the California Democratic Party Convention over the weekend in his race for BOE.” Release here. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Asm. Travis Allen’s campaign for Governor reports “FOX 11 News Los Angeles just did a profile on [Allen] and our campaign to take back California.” Release hereAllen, a Republican, was elected to the Assembly in 2012. Contact: Stephanie Freedman 916 542 2394.


Treasurer John Chiang’s campaign for Governor reports endorsements from Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz, US Rep. Linda Sanchez, LA City Controller Ron Galperin, former San Diego Democratic Party Chair Francine Busby and San Diego City Councilmember Georgette Goméz. Releases here,  here, here, here and hereChiang, a Democrat, was elected Treasurer in 2014 and before that he was the state’s Controller and a member of the Board of Equalization. Contact: press@johnchiang.com.


Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign for Governor reports an endorsement from United Farm Workers. Release hereVillaraigosa, a Democrat, was an Assemblymember from 1994-2000 and was Speaker from 1998-2000. He was LA Mayor from 2005-2013. Contact: Luiz Vizcaino 323 479 0181.


Pro Tem Kevin de León’s campaign for US Senate reports an endorsement US Rep. Jimmy Gomez. Release hereDe León, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2010 after having served in the Assembly since 2006. Contact: press@kevindeleon.com.


Sen. Ed Hernandez’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor reports endorsements from Asm. Adrin Nazarian, College Democrats at College of the Redwoods and Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club. Release hereHernandez, a Democrat, is an optometrist who has served in the Senate since 2010 and was in the Assembly from 2006-2010. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


AG Xavier Becerra’s campaign for Attorney General reports endorsements from Vien Truong, Dream Corps and Green for All; Orson Aguilar, Greenlining Institute; Laurel Firestone, Community Water Center; Gladys Limon, California Environmental Justice Alliance; Luis Olmedo, Imperial Valley Comite Civico del Valle; and Penny Newman, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice. Release here. Becerra, a Democrat, was appointed Attorney General by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017; before that he had been in Congress since 1993 representing Los Angeles. Contact: Roger Salazar 916 284 1255.


Sen. Ricardo Lara’s campaign for Insurance Commissioner reports an endorsement from SEIU California State Council. Release hereLara, a Democrat, was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and currently represents SD 33. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Scott Svonkin’s campaign for Board of Equalization District 3 has released an ad titled “Fix,” says “[Svonkin] will fix the BOE.” Release here. Svonkin, a Democrat, is president of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees and works for the Los Angeles County Probation Dept. He seeks to succeed Jerome Horton, who terms out in 2018. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Katie Hill’s campaign for CD 25 reports endorsements from the American Nurses Assn. and US Rep. Jimmy Gomez. Releases here and hereHill, a Democrat, is the executive director of Path, a non-profit that helps the homeless find housing. Contact: Zack Czajkowski 919 636 1911.


Andy Thorburn’s campaign for CD 39 reports an endorsement from California Conference of Machinists and Machinists District Lodges 725 and 947. Release hereThorburn, a Democrat, is a former high school teacher and currently leads Global Benefits Group. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Dave Min’s campaign for CD 45  reports an endorsement from the California Democratic Party. Release hereMin, a Democrat, is a professor of law at UC Irvine and a former enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission. Contact: Paige Hutchinson 402 304 5742.


Former Asm. Mike Eng’s campaign for SD 22 reports an endorsement from United Farm Workers. Release here. Eng, a Democrat who is married to US Rep. Judy Chu, was an Assemblymember from 2006 to 2012, and was elected to the Los Angeles Community College Board in 2013. Contact: mikeeng321@gmail.com.


Christy Smith’s campaign for AD 38 reports an endorsement from the California Democratic Party. Release here. Smith, a Democrat, is currently board clerk for the Newhall School District Governing School Board. Contact: Dave Jacobson 818 943 2348.


Luz Rivas’ campaign for AD 39 reports Rivas “outraised Antonio Sanchez by over $50,000 (65 percent) in the most recent reporting period, and has now pulled even in available cash-on-hand;” also reports endorsements from Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County, the Women’s Political Committee, Latinas Lead CA and United Firefighters of Los Angeles City. Release here. Rivas, a Democrat, is an engineer and founder of DIY Girls, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls become interested in math and science. Contact: Roy Behr 310 871 9711.


Greg Haskin’s campaign for AD 72 reports an endorsement from former US Rep. Chris Cox. Release here. Haskin, a Republican, is senior director of public affairs for PepsiCo and is a former executive director of the Republican Party of Orange County. Contact: Dave Gilliard 916 626 6804.

SAMPLES

From the latest issue of the California Taxpayers Association publication CalTaxReports: At tomorrow’s meeting, the State Board of Equalization is scheduled to consider a staff recommendation to increase the gasoline excise tax rate 4 cents per gallon as part of the required “gas tax swap” calculation. If the increase is approved, the gas excise tax will be 45.7 cents per gallon beginning July 1. The BOE’s duty to annually adjust the gas tax rate stems from 2010 legislation in which the sales tax on gas was reduced and the gas tax was increased to allow funds to be used to help mitigate pressure on the general fund. The BOE is required each year to set a gas tax rate that reflects what would have been generated had the sales tax not been reduced, and part of this estimate involves projecting what the price of gas will be in the future. The governor’s Department of Finance provides the data for the calculation. This year is the last in which the BOE’s action will be required. In addition to increasing a variety of taxes, last year’s SB 1 put an end to the gas tax swap beginning in 2019. The diesel fuel excise rate also had been set by the BOE each year, but SB 1 ended the diesel swap last year. Observers noted that in the past, the diesel tax rate and gas tax rate had an inverse relationship: every time the BOE’s calculation increased the gas tax, it lowered or maintained the existing diesel tax rate, and every time it lowered the gas tax, it increased the diesel tax rate. Thus, had SB 1 not eliminated the diesel fuel swap one year earlier than the gas tax swap, it is likely that diesel fuel users would have enjoyed a tax reduction in July. Contact: David Kline, davidk@caltax.org.

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PREVIEW

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

NEWS CONFERENCES, BRIEFINGS, AVAILABILITIES, ETC.

Assn. of Independent California Colleges and Universities hosts annual Day in the Capitol, convenes “150 students from across CA” to “thank legislators for the strong support over the years to delay the Cal Grant cut,” discuss “importance of the Cal Grant to students’ ability to choose to attend a nonprofit college or university,” say Gov. Jerry Brown wanted to cut the grant “by over $1,000” but legislators “have stood by students.” 9:30 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Tom Vu 916 446 7626.

Speakers listed: Sen. Holly Mitchell and Student Aid Commission Exec. Dir. Lupita Alcalá.

After press conference, students will take a picture at 10:30 a.m. and visit legislative offices.

THE LEGISLATURE

Senate — Check-in.


Assembly — Check-in.

  • Joint hearing, Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, and Senate Governmental Organization (Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, Asm. Bill Dodd. Chairs), 9:30 a.m., Rm. 4203. Subject — California’s Mutual Aid System.
    • Listed to testify: Dir. Mark Ghilarducci, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services; Dir. Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE; Tony Gossner, Chief, Santa Rosa Fire Department; Mark Lorenzen, Chief, Ventura County Fire Department; Pres. Jeff Carman, California Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association; Daryl Osby, Chair, FIRESCOPE; Pres. Mark Hartwig and Presdient-Elect Jeff Meston, California Fire Chiefs Association; Eric Nickel, League of California Cities Fire Chiefs Department; Mike McLaughlin, Legislative Task Force of the California Fire Chiefs Association; Pres. Steven Hall, Fire Districts Association of California.

California Channel Tentative Programming

  • Midnight

    Assembly Floor Session (2.26.18)

  • 2 a.m.

    Senate Floor Session (2.26.18)

  • 7 a.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 a.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 a.m.

    The Maddy Report 710: “State Auditor To UC: UCPath on the Wrong Path”

  • 9:30 a.m.

    Senate Governmental Organization and Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management LIVE

  • 7 p.m.

    Politics On Tap

  • 7:30 p.m.

    Road to Recovery

  • 8:30 p.m.

    The Maddy Report 710: “State Auditor To UC: UCPath on the Wrong Path”

  • 9 p.m.

    Governmental Organization and Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management (2.27.18)

THE GOVERNOR

Nothing public announced as of 6 a.m. Contact: 916 445 4571.

THE DAILY BREAD

Miguel Santiago for Assembly 2018 (53rd AD), reception, Host $4400, Sponsor $2700, Ticket $1000, 5:30 p.m., Mayahuel, 1200 K St. Contact: 916 444 1186.

STATE BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, ETC.

Board of Equalization, considers an appeal by Frontier California, Inc., that is challenging valuation of property assessed for its $10.54 billion merger in 2016 with Verizon Communications; other business. 9:30 a.m., 450 N St. Rm. 121. Contact: 916 322 2270.

Agenda here.


ANAHEIM — CA State Athletic Commission, reviews petition from boxer Michael Guy appealing a unanimous decision awarding a July 2017 bout to Guy’s opponent Junior Younan; Guy claims there were three instances in the fight when knockdowns against Younan were not identified, and if they had been identified, the score would have resulted in Guy’s win; other business. 10 a.m., DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort, 2085 S. Harbor Blvd. Contact: 916 263 2195.

Agenda here.


Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank, considers approving over $15 million in financing for renovations to Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium including upgrading audio-visual equipment, constructing orchestra facilities, improving seating, upgrading the HVAC system, etc.; other business. 2 p.m., Steinberg Conference Rm., 1325 J St. Contact: 916 341 6600.

Agenda and staff reports here.


OAKLAND — State Lands Commission, considers approving a resolution that opposes the US Dept. of Interior’s action on Feb. 2 announcing proposed amendments to federal desert land use plans in Kern, Inyo and surrounding counties for additional renewable energy development; the commission notes it has jurisdiction over 322,000 acres of school lands in the area that may be indirectly affected and “additional ‘energy development’ under the guise of removing regulatory burdens would be a grave threat to the fragile and complex desert ecosystem;” other business. 2 p.m., State Building, 1515 Clay St. Contact: 916 574 1800.

Agenda here.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, ETC.

SANTA MONICA — Treasurer John Chiang co-hosts CA Green Bonds Symposium, first of two days, academics and others discuss developing “steps to growing green bond financing to pay for the infrastructure California needs to combat climate change,” say the bonds “have the potential to unleash a torrent of affordable capital to pay for the conversion from fossil-fuel infrastructure to greener, carbon-free alternatives.” 8:45 a.m., Milken Institute, 1250 4th St. Contact: Marc Lifsher 916 653 2995.


MCCLELLAN — Flood Management Modeling Tools and Applications workshop, first of three days, sponsored by Dept. of Water Resources and David Ford Consulting Engineers, discuss DWR’s flood system improvement efforts by demonstrating models for flood hazard, flood consequence, flood management system operation, and economic and life risk within the Central Valley; $200, beverages served, lunch not included. 9 a.m., Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center at McClellan Business Park, 3237 Peacekeeper Way. Contact: cwemf@cwemf.org.

Register here.


CA Latino Legislative Latino Caucus and CA Immigrant Policy Center sponsor legislative briefing on updates to federal immigration policies, address “current state proposals to support health and well-being of all Californians by removing exclusions for immigrant communities who shape our state and who call California home.” 11 a.m., Rm. 3191. Contact: Christopher Galeano 916 448 6762.

“Please note this is a closed briefing for members, staff and advocates.”


Ielnaz Kashefipour, The Children’s Partnership; Richard Chinnock, Children’s Specialty Care Coalition and others hold lunch briefing on “children’s health in a digital world,” address the benefits of “telehealth,” which allows low-income families to receive care through online applications when transportation, language barriers and other factors limit their access to health services; free, attendance is reportable. 12:30 p.m., California Dental Assn., 1201 K St., Rotunda. Contact: Katie Layton 916 443 7086.

Speakers listed: James Marcin (moderator), UC Davis Children’s Hospital; Javier Rodriguez, La Maestra Community Health Center San Diego; Jennifer Raymond, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; Pooja Mittal, Family Voices; Shannon Raber, UCSF; Chris Perrone (moderator), California Health Care Foundation; Mark Schweyer, California Health & Wellness; Mei Kwong, Center for Connected Health Policy and Cynthia Smiley, Dept. of Health Care Services; Ann Louise-Kuhns, California Children’s Hospital Assn.

Register here.


DAVIS — LeadLearn2018, first of two days, sponsored by California Subject Matter Project, convenes K-12 teachers and educational leaders to discuss “civic responsibility, civic engagement and civil rights in California’s public schools,” address the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act, a law “that compels inclusion of the contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in social studies curricula;” $175. 5:30 p.m., UC Davis Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Shields Ave. Contact: Karen Nikos-Rose 530 752 6101.

Speakers listed: Sen. Bill Dodd; Chancellor Gary May, UC Davis; Pres. Gayle Hutchinson, CSU Chico; Thomas Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense Educational Fund; Ryan Smith, The Education Trust-West; David Gordon, Sacramento County Office of Education; Jorge Aguilar, Sacramento City Unified School District; Yvette Gullatt, UC Office of the President; Mindy Romero, California Civic Engagement Project.

Register and view agenda here.

MISCELLANEOUS

California Catholic Conference hosts scripture study and prayer sponsored by Asms. Rocky Chavez and Eloise Gomez Reyes, staff and lobbyists welcome. 8 a.m., Rm. 125. Contact: 916 313 4000.


Members of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids hold breakfast briefing to kick off lobby day, call on “legislators and administration officials to support policies and programs scientifically proven to keep children in school, off the streets and away from crime.” 8 a.m., Warner, Pank, Salzillo & Sanchez, 1415 L St. Ste. 1000. Contact: Meghan Moroney 415 450 1913.

Participants include: District Attorneys Anne-Marie Schubert (Sacramento County), Dan Dow (San Luis Obispo County), Joyce Dudley (Santa Barbara County) and Larry Morse (Merced County).

Followed by legislative office visits.


Members of CA Assn. of Health Plans denounce “ever-increasing prices of heart drugs,” say “Pharma has made a practice of swarming the State Capitol with their minions working to keep drug prices sky high,” advise “prescription drugs with hefty price tags have become a destructive new norm, adding billions to state budgets, straining families across California and driving up the cost of care for all.” 10 a.m., West Steps. Contact: Mackenzie Menia 818 760 2121.


Pacific Research Institute uploads latest edition of “Another Round with PRI” podcast, this episode features Damon Dunn, former college and pro football player and Hoover Institution fellow, who discusses how to “make often complex economic trends more understandable.” Noon, Listen here. Contact: Tim Anaya 916 389 9774.


PLEASANTON — Sen. Steve Glazer and Asm. Catherine Baker hold joint, bipartisan town hall “to listen to voters’ concerns without regard or party affiliation.” 6:30 p.m., Foothill High School, Multi-Purpose Rm., 4375 Foothill. Contact: Steve Harmon 916 651 4007.


TORRANCE — Republican candidate debate, hosted by Torrance-Lomita Republican Assembly and South Los Angeles Inglewood Republican Assembly, gubernatorial candidates Asm. Travis Allen, John Cox, Doug Ose and other candidates discuss their campaigns. 7 p.m., El Camino College, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Contact: G. Rick Marshall 310 346 7425.

Other candidates listed: Tom Palzer and John Estrada, US Senate; David Hernandez, Lt. Gov.; Edwin Duterte, CD 43; Ken Wright, CD 33.

Moderated by Jennifer Horn, KRLA 870, with Steven Greenhut of R Street Institute and Susan Shelley of Los Angeles Daily News.