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Proposed bill would mandate 100 percent renewable energy in California

  Joining a would-be trend that includes lawmakers in deep blue Massachusetts, Senate majority leader Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, has unveiled a new proposal that could become California Democrats’ answer to the limits of cap-and-trade.  “The California Senate leader has introduced legislation that

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Hearings begin on constitutionality of California cap and trade

  In an uncertain political landscape, cap and trade in California faced a fresh hurdle as hearings began before an appeals court over the constitutional legitimacy of the regime.  “A long-running lawsuit filed by the California Chamber of Commerce seeks to

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 23

Snack tax may soon be back Voter fraud test Cap and trade suit vital to state’s environmental policies Newsom: Thiel gubernatorial run could be “intriguing” Voters removed much wiggle room from budget Good morning! A tax on snacks may soon be back. 

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New report: CA high-speed rail faces 50 percent cost overruns

SACRAMENTO –  California’s ongoing “high-speed rail” project connecting Los Angeles with San Francisco continues to run up against the same, recurring problem since voters gave the plan initial bond funding in a 2008 statewide initiative. There’s a growing chasm between

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Gov. Brown signs controversial new climate bills

  Over staunch opposition on his right, Gov. Jerry Brown signed several new climate bills into law, aiming to keep California on the regulatory trajectory first set during former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s administration.  That suite of laws, “in which polluters pay to

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 15

Transparency ballot measure nearly unopposed Outside groups want transportation deal done in lame-duck Senate candidates fight over for-profit colleges, Trump University New law prevents renter blacklist Gov. Brown signs more environmental laws  Good Thursday morning! While the governor pumps out

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 14

Sales tax on tampons is here for another year Nearly 2/3 of Californians support November’s gun-control measure $2 billion bond for housing for homeless gets green light Ex-wife of Issa challenger defends man she once accused of stalking her Yes

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 1

Cap-and-trade spending deal reached Legislators honor fellow member accused of domestic violence Wins and losses from legislative session Hope for the Delta Smelt? Censorship at the county fair PUC deal DOA in Senate Good morning. Welcome to the first day

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Cap-and-trade deal reached, heads to Gov. Brown for approval

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators reached an agreement on Wednesday on what to do with around a billion dollars of cap-and-trade revenue. The deal was announced earlier in the day and was approved by dinner after a longstanding battle between legislative

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 25

Environmentalists won on Wednesday Student test scores show CA has long way to go CA may soon have new definition of rape Opposition is the other party, but the other chamber is the enemy Policing for profit bill heads to

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