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PBC News & Comment: California Trumps Washington on Taxes, Net Neutrality

Democrats in Sacramento devise plan to bypass cap on state tax deductions, and to maintain net neutrality here in California….--Feinstein’s opponent in Senate race crafts law to recast tax payments as charitable contributions that would bypass new $10,000 cap

--San Francisco state Sen. Scott Weiner introduces legislation that requires telcos and other ISP’s to guarantee equal internet access

--investigations point to the causes of October’s Wine Country wildfires, and most lead to the rogue utility, PG&E

--Paul Manafort’s challenge to special counsel Mueller may not pay off legally, but will help shape perceptions that he’s not accused of collusion on 2016 campaign

--power struggle involving House Intel investigation, FBI and Justice over evidence sharing leads to powwow in Speaker’s office

--in excerpt from new interview, Dr. Michelle Perro explains how changes in diet and environmental exposure can improve health of kids on the Autism spectrum

--cloud servers and most computers are vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre, researchers say

--Trump’s sensitive ego led him to threaten author and publisher of new embarrassing book, providing tons of free publicity, ensuring more coverage

--in midst of Bannon-Trump food fight, Trump disbands the commission on mythical voter fraud

--Election Assistance Commission host meeting with state and local election officials on security for 2018 elections

--tied Virginia race is decided by drawing, Republican wins

--after bragging about his big nuke button, Trump agrees to delay war games with South Korea

--NY Times declares there’s no foreign influence on protests in Iran

--AG Sessions lifts restrictions on prosecutors for marijuana cases in states where it’s legal