SacTown Talks by The Nooner W/ Scott Lay

#76 - What a Week

Episode Summary

Hosts Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay break down the top political headlines in California politics and policy. Interested in becoming a sponsor or coming on the show? Send either of us a message: scottlay@gmail.com, gibran@sactowntalks.com

Episode Notes

Hosts Gibran Maciel and Scott Lay break down the top political headlines in California politics and policy. Interested in becoming a sponsor or coming on the show? Send either of us a message: scottlay@gmail.com, gibran@sactowntalks.com

Shownotes

Intro - Final Countdown

End-of-session timeline

SB 276 (Pan): Immunizations: medical exemptions - passed w/ amendments

AB 1639 (Gray): Tobacco products - passed
JUUL: $100,000 to Assembly Dems voter reg fund
JUUL: $20,000 to LA county Dem party, but state party refused $100,000

AB 5 (Gonzalez) - Dynamex - passed w/ amendments.
More exemptions:
Uber, Lyft, DoorDash - $30 million each for threatened November 2020 ballot measure
Pro-union Sacramento Bee -- “exempt us or papers die”

PG&E wildfire recovery bonds
Colossal, high-stakes end-of-session battle
Should the state issue tax-exempt bonds to repay victims and other debts quickly and use “profits” to repay the bonds over decades?
How do you define “profits” in a regulated industry?
Equity holders v. bond holders
Lots of strange bedfellows

AB 1482 (Chiu) - rent control
Deal between Governor, Dem leaders, tenant advocacy groups, realtors, and apartment owners
Through 2030, 5% + CPI
“Just cause” for evictions