CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 16

 

  • Denise Cross / flickr

    Denise Cross / flickr

    Auto voter law to add millions to electorate, diversifies
  • Legislature doin’ budget work
  • How to become a pot tycoon
  • No more low- and zero-emission car subsidies
  • What’s going on with Rep. Hunter’s campaign finances?

Good morning! Welcome to Thursday.

California’s electorate could grow by more than 2 million voters once a new law implementing automatic registration through the DMV starts working in 2017, according to a new study.

The study, conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, predicts that as voter registration increases, so will diversity in the electorate among underrepresented groups.

However, determining how much the electorate will grow largely depends on the rate with which eligible voters decline automatic registration at the DMV, according to the study. 

CalWatchdog has more.  

In other news:

  • The Legislature approved a $170.9 billion budget on Wednesday “that increases some funding for social services but stashes more away in a rainy-day fund,” writes the Los Angeles Times.
  • And on Thursday, the Legislature will consider bills that implement budget decisions. The Sacramento Bee has more. 
  • The San Jose Mercury News has everything you need to know if you’re considering a career in the CA pot industry.
  • State lawmakers are ending a program subsidizing individual purchases of low- and zero-emission vehicles. The Los Angeles Times has more. 
  • Did Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, pay for his kids’ school lunches with campaign funds? The San Diego Union-Tribune has more. 

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Senate: 

Gov. Brown: 

  • No public events scheduled.

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