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VIDEO: California’s GOP — Can There Be A Resurgence?

NEW: VIDEO: California’s GOP — Can There Be A Resurgence?
September 29, 2014 By admin. CalWatchdog's Brian Calle talks to Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen about the lessons the GOP has learned in California. Can the Golden State GOP build a winning coalition based on education reform?

Drought brings centralized groundwater control

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September 29, 2014 By Wayne Lusvardi.   Was it necessary to pass three new bills that increase the California government's control over groundwater? The numbers tell the story. By now most Californians have heard the shockingly huge number: The state has lost 63 trillion gallons of water due to the drought that has hit since 2013. That is 193.3 million acre-feet of water, or almost one year’s average rainfall...

CTA battles CA Democrats

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September 26, 2014 By James Poulos. In a surprise twist this election season, the CTA and its backers, across a number of pressing issues, have adopted positions at odds with powerful Democratic incumbents and newcomers. The catalyst was the Vergara v. California case. Education scholar Joshua Lewis summarized it in the Washington Post, "In the most explosive education-related court ruling in a generation, [Superior Cou...

Gov. Brown signs bill to expand prisoner DNA testing

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September 26, 2014 By John Hrabe. Wrongly convicted prisoners received a glimmer of hope Thursday from a new law that could help prove their innocence. Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 980, by state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, which expands access to DNA testing for prisoners who are searching to prove their innocence. Since 1989, 311 U.S. prisoners have received post-conviction exonerations with the help of D...
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