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The CSAC Bulletin for February 2, 2017
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February 2, 2017

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Headlines
  Hearing Illustrates Challenges, Opportunities in Cannabis Policy Implementation  
  From Our Blog: Sacramento County Employees Making a Difference
  
  Latest News Out of Washington, D.C.  

Policy Reports
  CSAC Convenes Mandates Working Group  
  CalPERS Webinar on Employer Contribution Changes Set
  News Briefs
 

CSAC News
  What's in Store at the CSAC Institute Rest of Month
  

Job Openings
 

Hearing Illustrates Challenges, Opportunities in Cannabis Policy Implementation
Legislators gathered earlier this week to grill the network of state agencies responsible for implementing the state’s cannabis policy. In a joint hearing of the Senate Committees on Business, Professions and Economic Development, Agriculture and Health, state officials provided an update on the status of regulations, interagency coordination, and stakeholder outreach and took questions about progress on preparing for the 2018 target.
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From Our Blog: Sacramento County Employees Making a Difference
California counties already do so much for the people we serve. Counties provide for public safety and public health; we make sure buildings and restaurants are safe. Counties maintain roads and bridges, although we could use a little more help from the state in that regard. The point is, counties and county employees already do a great deal for those they serve, but I am greatly inspired by Sacramento County employees who have stepped up to contribute some of their own personal money to help people and organizations in need.
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Latest News Out of Washington, D.C.
The President's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act and infrastructure hearings top the news out of Washington, D.C. this week. 
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CSAC Convenes Mandates Working Group
CSAC convened the first meeting of 2017 of the Local Government Mandated Services working to review a host of items related to securing payment for state mandated programs and services for counties, cities and special districts.
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CalPERS Webinar on Employer Contribution Changes Set
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) will host a webinar next week titled, ‘Understanding the CalPERS Discount Rate Change and the Effect on Employer Contributions.” 
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News Briefs
What's In Store at the CSAC Institute Rest of Month
There’s still plenty of time to register for a class this month at the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government. Check out our new class on building collaborative relationships with your county federal grant contractors and bring the CBO execs to the class with you (I”ns and Outs of Monitoring County Grant Recipients”).
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Job Openings
Click here to see the latest county and local government job postings.
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