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Four things workers should know about the California Fair Pay Act -- Here's what this bill could mean for workers. Samantha Masunaga in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

State orders California firm to stop tapping Sierra springs -- Armed with evidence captured by surveillance cameras, California regulators have ordered a business to stop tapping Sierra Nevada spring water that is later bottled and sold in stores, officials said Wednesday. Scott Smith Associated Press -- 9/2/15

Black Lives Matter protesters demand Jerry Brown’s support for police profiling measure -- Chanting “Black lives matter!” and staging a massive “die-in,” scores of people rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol in support of legislation that seeks to stamp out racial profiling by law enforcement. Christopher Cadelago in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

California data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths -- Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data Wednesday. Tami Abdollah and Amanda Lee Myers Associated Press -- 9/2/15

Bill expanding access to experimental drugs sent to Gov. Jerry Brown -- Paralleling a nationwide campaign to pass similar “right to try” laws, Assembly Bill 159, by Assemblyman Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, would permit pharmaceutical companies to make not-yet-fully-approved treatments available to terminally ill patients without going through existing federal channels. Jeremy B. White in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

California unveils improved campaign finance search site -- Californians will have an easier time determining who is contributing money to political candidates and causes starting Thursday when Secretary of State Alex Padilla begins operation of a new searchable website. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times Jim Miller in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Bill to strip coal from California pension portfolios heads to governor -- California’s public pension funds would need to drop their current investments in coal and avoid making new ones under a bill the California Assembly sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. Jeremy B. White in the Sacramento Bee Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Legislation extends injury benefits to Cal Fire firefighters -- State firefighters injured because of their work would receive up to one year of salary instead of worker’s compensation, if a measure that suddenly surfaced Tuesday becomes law. Jon Ortiz in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Donald Trump piñatas a hit for Watsonville maker -- In an old white barn outside of Watsonville, five piñata makers quickly paste together the hollow papier-mache sculptures. Before the weekend’s celebrations, they need to make hundreds of cartoon characters and superheroes — and a leading Republican candidate for president. Samantha Clark Santa Cruz Sentinel -- 9/2/15

These guys want lawmakers to give them 10% pay raise — to $500,000 per man -- The San Francisco Bar Pilots, a group of a few dozen men who guide ships in the San Francisco Bay, are asking California lawmakers for a hefty pay raise that would have each of them earning half a million dollars per year. Riley McDermid San Francisco Business Times -- 9/2/15

Latest Raiders stadium plan for Oakland violates team's "terms and conditions" for deal -- Floyd Kephart has known for months that the cornerstone of his plan to finance a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders was a nonstarter for the team. Matthew Artz in the Oakland Tribune -- 9/2/15

Mike Honda Lawyers Up -- Rep. Michael M. Honda hired attorneys from two prominent Washington law firms and a California public relations firm to respond to a controversy surrounding a potential House Ethics Committee probe into improper coordination between his campaign and official staff. Hannah Hess Roll Call -- 9/2/15

Deadline looming on ethics inquiry of San Jose Rep. Mike Honda -- The U.S. House Ethics Committee has a Thursday deadline to reveal its next step in a complaint accusing Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) of improperly coordinating campaign and official duties. Noah Bierman in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

California equal pay bill may be toughest in nation -- The bill ensures that male and female employees who perform "substantially similar" work receive equal pay, even if their job titles aren't the same or if they work in different offices for the same employer. Samantha Masunaga in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Defying party leaders, Henry Perea could be climate legislation's biggest hurdle -- For years, the Democratic assemblyman had griped about the Central Valley getting shortchanged by Sacramento and overshadowed by Los Angeles, San Francisco and other big-city magnets for state dollars. Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Back to school in Long Beach, where the superintendent has lasted longer than your K-12 career -- A dozen years ago on a Saturday morning, a father in Long Beach dropped off his son to take a qualifying test for an AP history class. When the teen got in and the dad later visited the class at Wilson Classical High School, he noticed something odd: Most of the students were white—even though 70% of the school was not. Sonali Kohli in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Close call: iPhone stops bullet during armed robbery of Fresno State student -- A Fresno State student is lucky to be uninjured after an armed robbery near the campus in which a gunshot fired by the thief was blocked by the victim’s iPhone, police said. Rory Appleton in the Fresno Bee -- 9/2/15

Hackers attack jailbroken iOS devices, accessing 225,000 Apple accounts -- An Apple spokesman noted that the issue only affects users who have jailbroken devices and have downloaded malware from untrustworthy sources. Andrea Chang in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

HIV-preventing drug holds up under study -- In the first real-world study of the prescription drug, Kaiser researchers found no new HIV infections among the more than 650 people they followed over nearly three years, beginning just after the drug was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012. Victoria Colliver in the San Francisco Chronicle Hannah Guzik California Health Report -- 9/2/15

World’s largest public stem cell bank inaugurated in California -- California researchers opened the world’s largest publicly available stem cell bank Tuesday, which will aid in the search for cures for genetic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and autism. Stela Khury in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Dramatic rise in crime casts a shadow on downtown L.A.'s gentrification -- As Lauren Mishkind was walking along 7th Street this summer in downtown Los Angeles, a man pulled a handgun and pointed it at another person standing behind her. Ben Poston, Kate Mather in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Friends carry wheelchair-bound man up 2,516 foot Mission Peak -- This is a story about friendship and achieving your goals. Even when you're paralyzed from the neck down. This is Paul Murillo. He's 27 and has been paralyzed since he was 19. It happened when an unknown person shot him several times. Frank Somerville in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Lopez: Cautionary tales for baby boomers without enough money for retirement -- Ever since I briefly flatlined three years ago after surgery, and then rose from the dead thanks to CPR from a well-trained nurse, I've found it more difficult to live conservatively and plan for tomorrow. Any of us could go at any minute, so why not live it up? Steve Lopez in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

California Moves To Stop Misuse Of Psychiatric Meds In Foster Care -- By the time DeAngelo Cortijo was 14, he had been in more than a dozen foster homes. He had run away and lived on the streets for months, and he had been diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders, attachment disorder, intermittent explosive disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder. He had been in and out of mental hospitals and heavily medicated. Elaine Korry KQED -- 9/2/15

Governor Signs Brian Jones’ American-Made Labeling Law -- Legislation to allow manufacturers to label their products “Made in America” if no more than 10 percent of the final product is made outside of the United States was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Chris Jennewein Times of San Diego Allen Young Sacramento Business Journal -- 9/2/15

Community, Farmers Split on Pesticide Regulation -- More than 35,000 Monterey County schoolchildren will attend schools near fields treated with high levels of potentially dangerous pesticides—including chemicals that are known to harm the brain and nervous system, cause genetic mutations and disrupt hormonal regulation. Lily Dayton California Health Report -- 9/2/15

CBS to stream several NFL games for free, including Super Bowl 50 -- The Super Bowl that will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in February 2016 will be one of several games that CBS Sports will show through a live stream, including — for the first time — one of the games on Thanksgiving Day. George Avalos in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/2/15

 

California Policy & Politics This Morning   

California assisted death bill passes first Assembly committee -- A contentious proposal that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally ill patients cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday, advancing from a special Assembly health committee by a bipartisan vote of 10-2. Alexei Koseff in the Sacramento Bee Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times Juliet Williams Associated Press -- 9/2/15

Senate approves 'Right-to-Try Act' for seriously ill -- The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow makers of experimental drugs to make them available to Californians with life-threatening diseases. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Doctors' group opposes changes to proposed aid-in-dying bill -- A second attempt to pass an aid-in-dying bill goes before a key legislative committee Tuesday, but it already has suffered a setback as the California Medical Assn. is warning it will oppose the measure if proposed amendments are added. Patrick McGreevy in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Big hike in executive pay at nonprofit Blue Shield draws state scrutiny -- Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California boosted executive compensation by $24 million in 2012 — a 64% jump over the previous year — according to a confidential state audit reviewed by The Times. Chad Terhune in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

PG&E wants to boost revenue by $2.7 billion, pushing up bills -- Pacific Gas and Electric Co. on Tuesday asked state regulators for permission to collect an extra $2.7 billion from its customers over the course of three years, using the money for technology upgrades and improved disaster response. David R. Baker in the San Francisco Chronicle George Avalos in the Oakland Tribune -- 9/2/15

Protesters call for funding for developmental disability programs -- In what they called a last desperate plea, more than 100 protesters gathered in front of state Sen. Kevin de Leon’s district office Tuesday to press him and other lawmakers to boost funding for programs for those with developmental disabilities. Susan Abram in the Los Angeles Daily News -- 9/2/15

Legislature ready to change law that denied compensation to wrongly imprisoned man -- The Legislature is apparently ready to fill a gap in California’s law to compensate people who are imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit. The gap is that the law covers only those who suffered financial losses from their lockup, and apparently leaves out the down-and-outers who were unemployable in the view of the board that awards the payments. Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

California Democrats seek fundraising pacts with presidential, Senate candidates -- Citing a wave of donations to Republicans by corporate special interests and the “super-rich,” California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton is inviting Democratic candidates for president and the state’s U.S. Senate contest to enter into joint fundraising agreements with the party. Christopher Cadelago in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Chad Mayes tapped to lead California Assembly Republicans -- California Assembly Republicans chose first-term Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, to be their next leader in a closed-door vote Tuesday. Jeremy B. White in the Sacramento Bee Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Lawmaker introduces last-minute bill to eliminate kangaroo products ban -- The kangaroo ban has been the subject of recent legislative intrigue; an animal rights activist submitted a complaint to the state ethics agency last week alleging the Australian government did not properly disclose its lobbying activity in its efforts to roll back the ban. Melanie Mason in the Los Angeles Times John Myers KQED Jeremy B. White in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Walters: Job claims clashing with facts -- The term “voodoo economics” was lodged in the political lexicon 35 years ago by George H.W. Bush, referring to presidential rival Ronald Reagan. Dan Walters in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Fact check: Senate leader misleads on climate bill oversight -- Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León was promoting his new climate bill in a TV interview Monday when he was asked why lawmakers should grant authority to the California Air Resources Board – an unelected body – to decide how to implement provisions of the legislation, including reducing petroleum use in California. David Siders in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders -- California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. Don Thompson Associated Press Paige St. John in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Peek inside 'the SHU': What it's like for California inmates in solitary confinement -- Locked in windowless cells for as much as 23 hours each day, inmates held in solitary confinement have little to no interaction with their fellow prisoners or guards. Access to mail and medical care is limited, and access to phone calls can be nonexistent. James Queally in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

L.A. County supervisors finalize plans for new jails, diversion -- The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday finalized its controversial plan to build a 3,885-bed jail in downtown L.A., a women’s jail in Lancaster and divert at least 1,000 inmates from the county jail system. Sarah Favot in the Los Angeles Daily News -- 9/2/15

State ballot initiative fee raised to $2,000 to prevent mischief -- It won’t be as easy on the pocketbook for mischief makers to propose outrageous ballot initiatives in California, like a recent one that called for executions of gays and lesbians. Peter Fimrite in the San Francisco Chronicle Jeremy B. White in the Sacramento Bee Josh Richman Political Blotter -- 9/2/15

Saunders: Big Apple versus Big Toilet -- Why is New York so much cleaner than San Francisco? It’s a question you hear all the time, even as some New Yorkers swear that Mayor Bill De Blasio’s lighter approach to law enforcement has undone some of the gains made under former Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg. Debra J. Saunders in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Economy, Employers, Jobs, Unions, Pensions    

Amgen and Novartis partnering on a drug that could prevent Alzheimer's -- Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen Inc. is partnering with Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis to develop a drug that could slow or prevent Alzheimer's disease. Stuart Pfeifer in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Union reaches new deal on retiree healthcare -- State officials and union leaders have negotiated the first labor agreement to address the growing cost of retiree healthcare since Gov. Jerry Brown made that a goal this year. Chris Megerian in the Los Angeles Times Christopher Cadelago and Jon Ortiz in the Sacramento Bee Amy Quinton Capital Public Radio -- 9/2/15

State scientists rally for salary -- State scientists wearing gas masks, hard hats and hazmat suits gathered in Sacramento last weekend, looking like they had been assigned to a toxic cleanup. But instead of a chemical spill or a noxious gas release, the scientists were geared up for what they say is another disaster: Their pay. Jon Ortiz in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Herdt: Not all debtors are equal -- When billionaire candidate Donald Trump was asked during the first GOP presidential debate about the four bankruptcies declared over the years by companies he controlled, Trump didn’t flinch. Timm Herdt in the Ventura Star$ -- 9/2/15

Haggen accuses Albertsons of sabotaging store takeover, sues for $1 billion -- According to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Delaware, Haggen said Albertsons started engaging in these competitive efforts after it sold 146 grocery stores to Haggen. Shan Li in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

USOC names Los Angeles the official U.S. bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympics -- The U.S. Olympic Committee finalized its selection on Tuesday, moments after the Los Angeles City Council authorized Mayor Eric Garcetti to pursue the bid, according to a source close to the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. David Wharton in the Los Angeles Times Michael Blood Associated Press Alejandro Lazo in the Wall Street Journal$ Ian Lovett in the New York Times$ -- 9/2/15

L.A.'s revived '24 Olympic dream now heads to tough international contest -- Bid leaders boarded an overnight plane to Switzerland on Tuesday, headed for International Olympic Committee headquarters to begin an expensive, two-year competition against such formidable contenders as Rome and the early front-runner, Paris. David Wharton in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Bills Would Ban California Employers From Asking Certain Questions -- Employers in California would lose the ability to ask job applicants their salary history and job status under separate bills passed by the California Senate Tuesday. Chris Nichols Capital Public Radio -- 9/2/15

Santa Clara County has nation’s strongest job market — by far -- Over the 12 months that ended in July, total payroll employment in Santa Clara County increased 6.2 percent, by far the fastest pace of job growth in the United States, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. George Avalos in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/2/15

Port of Oakland operating at full speed after labor strife -- Tuesday marked the sixth straight day where no ships had to wait for berths at the port’s five marine terminals, officials said, after a long buildup of shipping vessels waiting to dock clogged the bay. Kale Williams in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Recast tax break for TV and film lures ‘VEEP,’ other shows to California -- In its first months, California’s expanded film and TV production tax credit has prompted producers of four out-of-state TV shows to decamp for the Golden State, according to the state’s film office. Jim Miller in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Review: 'Man in the Machine,' a blistering indictment of Steve Jobs -- Jobs, usually revered as the Silicon Valley genius who transformed our lives with beautifully designed technology, gets raked over the coals and is revealed to be a despotic high-tech titan willing to throw anyone under the bus, even his own baby daughter, in his quest for power. Karen D'Souza in the San Jose Mercury$ -- 9/2/15

Sacramento International Airport signs agreement to allow Uber to serve travelers -- The agreement goes into effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and applies only to Uber drivers. Other ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Sidecar, have not signed agreements with airport officials. Bill Lindelof and Tony Bizjak in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Uber loses round in legal battle with drivers -- A federal judge Tuesday dealt a blow to Uber's efforts to neutralize a major legal challenge to its business model, finding that a lawsuit against the growing ride-booking company can proceed as a class action on behalf of most California drivers who have worked for the Bay Area outfit since 2009. Howard Mintz in the San Jose Mercury$ Carolyn Said in the San Francisco Chronicle Tracey Lien in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) is folding -- SARTA announced Tuesday that its board of directors voted a day earlier to go out of business after 14 years. Howard Bubb, the group’s chief executive, said SARTA will wind down operations over the next few weeks. Dale Kasler in the Sacramento Bee -- 9/2/15

Transbay Authority calls off land auction — investors spooked -- The Transbay Joint Powers Authority has called off a much-anticipated live auction of a key piece of land after several of the developers, spooked in part by the meltdown of international stock markets, informed the agency they wouldn’t be submitting bids. J.K. Dineen in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Drought   

Drought Puts California Water Rights in Crosshairs for Reform -- Some experts believe California's antiquated regulation of water rights is ripe for reform; farmers worry it would come at their expense. Gary Pitzer Water Deeply -- 9/2/15

Unintended consequences of conserving water: leaky pipes, less revenue, bad odors -- Sanitation districts are yanking tree roots out of manholes and stepping up maintenance on their pipes to prevent corrosion and the spread of odors. And when people use less potable water, officials say, there's less wastewater available to recycle. Matt Stevens in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Education 

School groups pursue compromise on budget reserves -- A year-long battle between a coalition of school organizations and the California Teachers Association over district reserves has taken a new turn. John Fensterwald EdSource -- 9/2/15

L.A. Unified could pay more to alleged Miramonte victims -- Settlements already total $169 million, the largest the district has ever paid related to sexual misconduct. Former teacher Mark Berndt, who was arrested in 2012, is serving a 25-year sentence for lewd actions with children. Howard Blume in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Bill offers state tax help for former Corinthian students -- Californians who had their student loans forgiven after the collapse of Corinthian Colleges this year could get a state income tax break. Associated Press -- 9/2/15

Brown extends California colleges' reach in sexual assaults -- Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation allowing California community colleges to suspend or expel students for off-campus sexual assaults. Associated Press -- 9/2/15

CA looks to cast broader safety net for foster youth -- Legislation set for a final Senate floor vote sometime in the next week would significantly recast the public school system’s safety net for foster youth by, among other things, creating regional support networks overseen by county offices of education and making services available to more of these disadvantaged students. Kimberly Beltran Cabinet Report -- 9/2/15

Environment 

Sunny San Diego fights new utility charges on rooftop solar -- The city, in filings Tuesday with state utility regulators, took issue with a request from San Diego Gas & Electric to add a monthly "grid connection" fee for solar customers as well as special charges based on peak periodic energy use, regardless of overall monthly electricity consumption. Morgan Lee in the San Diego Union-Tribune$ -- 9/2/15

Health 

Berkeley: Health care officials hope more vaccinations stop spread of measles -- Officials in this university city were urging people to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of measles on Tuesday, a day after a UC Berkeley student was diagnosed with the highly contagious disease. Chris De Benedetti in the Contra Costa Times$ -- 9/2/15

Also . . . 

Palm Springs to pay $2.5 million to family of Marine shot by police -- The city of Palm Springs has agreed to pay more than $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a 22-year-old Marine fatally shot by police. Jack Dolan in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

DA files charges against 3 deputies in Francis Pusok beating -- District Attorney Mike Ramos announced today that criminal charges were filed against three sheriff’s deputies involved in the videotaped beating of Francis Jared Pusok in April in the High Desert. Joe Nelson in the Los Angeles Daily News -- 9/2/15

L.A. County settles jail suicide case for $1.6 million -- The family of a 23-year-old man who committed suicide in Men's Central Jail will receive $1.6 million from Los Angeles County to settle a lawsuit alleging that jail officials did not properly diagnose his mental illness. Cindy Chang in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Critical Mass window smasher was wearing T-shirt advocating non-violence -- Police in San Francisco continued to search Tuesday for a Critical Mass cyclist who smashed a Zipcar driver’s window with a metal U-lock on Friday while wearing a T-shirt reading “Non-violence is our strength.” Evan Sernoffsky in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers -- Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans. Matt Richtel and Conor Dougherty in the New York Times$ -- 9/2/15

Beltway 

Six good reasons why Donald Trump should hit CAGOP convention -- Dear Donald Trump: Just two days after the Sept. 16 CNN presidential debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California Republicans will hold their statewide convention in Anaheim — next to the “Happiest Place on Earth.” We think it’s a perfect opportunity for you to meet the California media and make some new friends. Carla Marinucci in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Is Donald Trump more than just a political fad? -- He has hogged the airwaves and reduced the other Republican presidential candidates to supporting cast members who respond to the agenda he sets and react, at the insistence of panting reporters, to the constant barrage of his verbal grenades. Mark Z. Barabak in the Los Angeles Times -- 9/2/15

Clinton, under pressure, returning to Bay Area for fundraising -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, under the dual pressures of scrutiny about using her private e-mail served while secretary of state and the potential entry of Vice President Joe Biden into the 2016 presidential race, will return to the Bay Area later this month to shore up support and raise campaign money. Carla Marinucci in the San Francisco Chronicle -- 9/2/15

Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk -- As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Gabriel Sherman New York Magazine -- 9/2/15

Quinn: Donald Trump At War -- Now that Donald Trump has the Republican presidential nomination sewn up, it is time to look at how he would approach important matters of policy such as the military. With Mr. Trump this is a problem, because although hawkish today he is a classic Vietnam- era draft dodger. Tony Quinn Fox & Hounds -- 9/2/15

Farmers: Trump 'terrible for agriculture' -- Even before real-estate mogul Donald Trump called undocumented immigrants "rapists and murderers" who "have to go," California contractor Carlos Castañeda was having difficulty hiring enough workers to pick celery and squash. Bill Tomson Politico -- 9/2/15

CNN changes debate criteria, clearing path for Fiorina -- CNN announced on Tuesday that it has changed the criteria for its upcoming debate, making space for Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on the primetime stage. Hadas Gold and Steven Shepard Politico -- 9/2/15

How Carly Fiorina earned a spot on the big stage at the GOP debate -- The organizers of the next Republican presidential debate have announced changes to debate criteria that mean former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina will join the rest of the top-tier candidates on the main stage at the Reagan Library on Sept. 16. Karen Tumulty in the Washington Post -- 9/2/15