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Tuesday
Jan222019

SACRAMENTO: "Newsom touches nerve by connecting gas tax funds to housing targets"; "Gov. Newsom earmarks funds for a migrant shelter in his proposed budget"; "Is Gov. Newsom serious about taming pension costs?" (Daniel Borenstein); also, "California gets last-minute REAL ID extension" ....  

***Various items relating to doings in and/or around the Capitol....

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Newsom touches nerve by connecting gas tax funds to housing targets"

* East Bay Times (Daniel Borenstein):  "Is Gov. Newsom serious about taming pension costs?"

* Los Angeles Times: "Gov. Newsom earmarks funds for a migrant shelter in his proposed budget"

***ALSO:

* Orange County Register:  "California gets last-minute REAL ID extension" - "More than 2.4 million REAL ID's were at risk of being invalidated."

Tuesday
Jan222019

POLITICS/LEGAL (National): Donald Trump presidency, U.S. Supreme Court: "Supreme Court allows Trump restriction on transgender troops in military to go into effect as legal battle continues"; "Supreme Court looks likely to pass on DACA case that Trump predicted would strengthen his hand in shutdown talks"; "Supreme Court Will Review New York City Gun Law" ....

Tuesday
Jan222019

MISCELLANEOUS (Air Travel): United Airlines, Newark-Hong Kong flight: "Passengers stuck on United flight in frigid cold for more than 14 hours"; "Medical Emergency, Mechanical Issue Leaves Passengers Stuck on United Airlines Flight for Over 14 Hours in Subzero Temperatures"; "Travelers on United flight to Hong Kong delayed for 20-plus hours by unfortunate events" ....  

Tuesday
Jan222019

POLITICS (National, State/ New York): New York, Democratic governor + new Democrat-controlled State Legislature": "'We Are In Control': 5 Takeaways From Governor Cuomo's State of the State Speech" ....  

***New York, Democratic governor + new Democrat-controlled State Legislature?

* New York Times:  "'We Are In Control': 5 Takeaways From Governor Cuomo's State of the State Speech" - "Congesion pricing, sports betting and legalized recreational marijuana. Where are New York and its governor, Andrew Cuomo, headed?" - From the NYT:

On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a third-term Democrat, presented his vision for the coming year, a spectacle accompanied by predictable standing ovations and a 353-page briefing book. It was the ninth such address for Mr. Cuomo, and as in every year before, it was chockablock with dozens of ideas, goals and proposals, ranging from making marijuana legal to banning revenge pornography to allowing people to place bets on sporting events in four casinos upstate.

Unlike in past years, however, when the divided Statehouse made big chunks of the State of the State address a pipe dream, the newly elected Democratic-controlled State Legislature puts the governor’s agenda much closer to becoming reality. “It’s just us,” as the governor put it. “We are in control."

What, exactly, will that control bring? That depends on whom you ask. Here’s a look at what 2019 in New York may look like, as told by the governor’s speech, his colleagues in the Legislature and history ....................

Tuesday
Jan222019

POLITICS (National): President Donald Trump, DACA, U.S. Supreme Court: "DACA program that protects undocumented young immigrants not likely to get Supreme Court review this term"; "Supreme Court appears to rebuff Trump's push for quick DACA hearing"; "Supreme Court again takes no action on DACA, leaving policy in effect for now"; "Supreme Court takes no action on DACA"....