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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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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 10

Gut and amend going nowhere UC Davis chancellor guilty of ego San Diego Republicans run from Trump Bill considers campaign contribution limits on BOE members Stockton mayor chairs first meeting post arrest  Good morning and happy Hump Day. In anticipation

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Gut and amend going nowhere, Assembly speaker says

Even as a measure to end the most egregious offenses waits for voters in November, even as the procedure is discouraged by leadership and even as the move is prohibited by the Legislature’s rules, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon will continue

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Assemblyman goes reclusive after domestic violence allegations

After being placed under a three-year restraining order from his wife over domestic violence allegations and subsequently stripped of his committee assignments, including a chairmanship, Assemblyman Roger Hernandez has become reclusive. First, the West Covina Democrat made his official Twitter

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Four things to watch for in the Legislature in August

August is sure to be a busy month in Sacramento, as legislators fight to get their priorities passed before the legislative session ends on August 31.  While a large number of bills will be debated, there are four things to watch

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Lawmakers perpetuate “system-is-rigged” narrative by honoring family members with awards, critics say

At a time when voters are increasingly convinced the system is rigged, some state legislators are making that perception worse by giving district-wide awards to their family members, critics say. While it’s not uncommon for legislators to participate in award ceremonies recognizing

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Assemblyman accused of domestic violence removed from leadership post

Speaker Anthony Rendon on Friday finally took action against a lawmaker accused of domestic violence by removing him from his committee assignments, which included a committee chairmanship. The Paramount Democrat’s move follows a court order for Assemblyman Roger Hernández to stay

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What initiatives are on the November ballot?

Voters have been warned for a while to be prepared for a seemingly never-ending series of ballot measures, and on Thursday the secretary of state released the final list of what initiatives qualified. Seventeen total. And while voters will read

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