CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 30

U.S./Mexico water negotiations closely watched State strikes back at union threatening walkout CA Supreme Court to consider landmark pension ruling SF considering $5 million plan to defend those facing deportation ICYMI: What a Democratic supermajority means for the state Good morning.

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States, U.S., Mexico rush to finish water deal

A 2012 deal between the U.S. and Mexican governments that addressed how to apportion Colorado River supplies in drought conditions is expiring at the end of 2017, and negotiators are in overdrive trying to renew the pact before the Obama

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 29

Mr. Issa goes (back) to Washington Democrats grab legislative supermajorities Police-reform spotlight shines on the local level CalPERS misses Wells Fargo warning signs Startup aims to end dial-for-dollars How CA became so blue Good morning. Happy Tuesday. The Associated Press

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Police-reform spotlight shines on the local level

SACRAMENTO – The presidential campaign focused some attention on the long-simmering debate over policing and the appropriate uses of force, but as is typical with national campaigns, the nuances got lost amid ideologically charged soundbites such as “law and order”

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Voters send Darrell Issa back to Congress

Darrell Issa is projected to win a ninth term in Congress, according to the Associated Press, despite an unexpectedly strong challenge in an unpredictable election cycle. The Vista Republican, who had been a constant thorn in the side of the

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 28

Voters choose to speed up death penalty cases Pension tweaks not working Myths about homelessness Bay Area Democrat pushing for normalized relations between U.S. and Cuba Trump tweets voter fraud allegations, but no proof  Good morning! You may not have

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2011 pension fixes in L.A., San Francisco not working

Earlier this decade — before Gov. Jerry Brown launched his successful 2012 push for state pension reforms in Sacramento — the leaders of Los Angeles and San Francisco executed retirement-benefit reforms that they said would keep the pension tsunami at

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Voters narrowly approve measure to expedite death penalty executions

A measure to speed up executions in California was projected to pass Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press.  Proposition 66, which aims to cap death-sentence appeals at five years, stands at 51.1 percent of the vote. While such a slim

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 23

Democrats on verge of supermajority Transportation deal dead for now Largest public workers union to strike Kamala Harris Backpage.com prosecution may be falling apart  Initiative forcing voter approval of large bond measures dies Good morning! Programming note: Morning Read will

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