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California Democrats release plan to make public college ‘debt free’

California Democrats are making a push to offset the cost of higher education, releasing a sweeping plan to increase student aid that would be perhaps the most favorable in the nation for students – but one that may be unfavorable

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Assemblyman: Is Legislature’s contract with former U.S. Attorney General legal?

While the Legislature’s hiring of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made headlines on Thursday, the move may violate the state Constitution, according to an California assemblyman. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Rocklin Republican, asked the California attorney general’s office on Friday

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Legislature’s top two Democrats hire former U.S. attorney general to fight Trump administration

The top two Democrats in the Legislature announced early Wednesday morning that they were hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as outside counsel in the ongoing fight with Republican President-elect Donald Trump. In a joint statement, Speaker Anthony Rendon,

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Los Angeles congressman named next attorney general, musical chairs ensues

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday tapped Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra to be California’s next attorney general.  Becerra, who would need to be confirmed by the Legislature, would fill the impending vacancy left by Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate

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Democratic supermajority in Legislature still out of reach late Election Night

A Democratic supermajority in the state Legislature remained elusive Tuesday night, according to early returns. With a supermajority, Democrats would be able to increase taxes, override gubernatorial vetoes and send measures to the ballot without Republican support. Democrats need two seats

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Democrats leave incumbent assemblywoman high and dry

Parties and legislative leaders always protect their incumbents. Well, maybe not always, as is the case with Assemblywoman Patty Lopez, a pariah in the Democratic Party since she knocked off Raul Bocanegra, a popular incumbent, two years ago.  Up for re-election

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Assembly OKs CARB accountability measure, climate agenda headed to governor

Lawmakers on Wednesday sent a measure to Gov. Jerry Brown creating legislative oversight of the California Air Resources Board — a vital piece in the state’s climate agenda. Assembly Bill 197’s companion legislation, SB32, which expands CARB’s authority to create and

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Climate policy expansion clears biggest legislative hurdle

An extension and expansion of one of the state’s landmark environmental laws cleared the Assembly on Tuesday — all but guaranteeing the bill’s ultimate passage.  Senate Bill 32 would require the Air Resources Board to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions in

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 19

Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year Court rules medical pot safe from feds Stockton mayor pleads not guilty to charges from teen strip poker game Legislature close to decriminalizing prostitution for minors Concealed carry has begun in Kern High

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Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

A deal to spur the construction of low-income housing statewide has apparently fallen apart, according to multiple media reports. Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said talks have died for the year, largely because of Gov. Jerry Brown’s insistence to include provisions that would

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