Bad news for U.S. is good news for CalPERS, CalSTRS

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has not had a good 2016. Its investment returns were microscopic, it faced sharp criticism from a prominent financial website for alleged unethical behavior and Gov. Jerry Brown had to intervene to prevent the nation’s largest

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CA water policy: Will House GOP demand more change?

The California water compromise reached by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-San Francisco, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, and inserted into the massive infrastructure bill that was signed into law last week was trumpeted as a hard-fought victory for Central

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 15

Court OKs constitutional challenge to new law affecting farm industry CA Democrats want higher taxes and fees to fund infrastructure Assembly Republican leader: No widespread voter fraud Trump complicates Brown’s regional power grid plans Democratic Assemblyman fighting federal water bill

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 13

O.C. congresswoman running for top post in the House CA farmers win in federal water bill Former Assembly Republican leader tapped for CA GOP vice chair More bills coming! Women rule L.A. supes board, big difference from Legislature Good morning! Happy Tuesday.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 12

How Obamacare repeals would affect some Californians Which way to go for CA GOP $340-million turf-rebate program in SoCal mismanaged AG/Law enforcement to track race stats in traffic, street stops NorCal rain fighting drought, uncertainty lingers Good morning. Happy Monday.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 9

Poll: State higher education is too darn expensive Obama sides with Boxer against Feinstein in water rift Rural Republicans bracing for CA’s lurch left Party money loophole key to Democrats’ electoral success  Malibu property owners fined millions for denying public

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White House knocks Sen. Feinstein’s CA water compromise

President Obama has decided to side with Sen. Barbara Boxer and California environmentalists in their battle with Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Republicans over Golden State water policy. On Monday, Feinstein announced that she had reached agreement with legislative leaders

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 8

Legislators in Sacramento try to include citizens in lawmaking Backlash for towns considering taxing streamed videos House Democrats, led by CA, want presidential pardon for “Dreamers” How San Bernardino handled its four-year bankruptcy Lawmakers call for new DUI law with recreational pot

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 7

Jean Fuller kept on a Senate Republican leader Nearly one-third of Bay Area residents can’t “make ends meet” Democrats introduce housing affordability plan Lawmakers may block state’s pension funds from investing in controversial pipeline Brown warns of international blowback for U.S. bucking

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 6

New session brings plan for bail reform Brown, Becerra take measured approach to Trump Report: Trump administration could be good for CA economy New bill would track law enforcement weapons  Former state senator falls up in game of political musical

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