December 21, 2017 Volume 37 No. 25 Calling SSC? By the Way . . . New Law Affecting Local Ballot Measures Goes Into Effect on January 1, 2018 Sexual Misconduct: Creating a Culture of Prevention—Part II November State Revenues Just Shy of the Mark By the Way . . . NLRB Overrules Browning-Ferris Industries and Reinstates Prior Joint-Employer Standard California Assembly Outlines 2018-19 Budget Priorities By the Way . . . IRS Announces Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 2018-19 Proposition 98 Outlook—Video Controller's November Cash Report Signals Good Things for Governor's Budget Another Assembly Member Resigns Due to Sexual Harassment Sexual Misconduct: Creating a Culture of Prevention—Part I The LPI Reports That Teacher Shortages Are Worse Heading Into 2018 UCLA Economists Forecast “Sunny 2018, Cloudy 2019” By the Way . . . Toni Atkins to Succeed Kevin de León as Next Senate Leader Fire-Related FTES Losses or Campus Closures Senate Passes Elimination of Tax Credit Bonds and Advance Refunding Highlights From the Gubernatorial Forum Changes in Employment Laws Beginning January 1 Ask SSC . . . How Does Contingency Language Work?