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Women poised for modest gains in legislative races

Women make up more than half of California’s population, but only about one-fourth of the Legislature.  And in November, that’s unlikely to change too much, according to a CalWatchdog analysis. While an October surprise, outside factor or just particularly good

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Cal Chamber scorecard

The California Chamber of Commerce released its tally of legislators’ floor votes on 15 bills that the chamber determined were crucial to the business community. Checking the scorecard, a telltale story from the chamber’s perspective is not who was for

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NFIB backs four business reform bills

Here’s the analysis of four bills in the California Legislature by the National Federation of Independent Business California. The NFIB supports all the bills. Two are by Democrats, two by Republicans. Assembly Bill 52: Public accommodations: construction-related accessibility claims. It’s

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FPPC shuns investigation of CA legislators’ Cuba trip 7

April 9, 2013 By John Hrabe and Katy Grimes After Friday’s report on CalWatchdog.com that at least two state legislators traveled to Cuba with a powerful Sacramento lobbyist, you’d think the state’s political watchdog might be launching a formal investigation. After all,

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Legislators take secret trip to Cuba with Sacramento lobbyist 15

April 5, 2013 By John Hrabe and Katy Grimes At least two California state legislators secretly traveled with Sacramento’s “best connected” lobbyist to Cuba during the legislature’s spring break, an exclusive CalWatchdog.com investigation has revealed. State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston,

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Nonprofits fight donation regulations 4

March 27, 2013 By John Hrabe If you’ve started your spring cleaning, or are in desperate need of a last-minute tax deduction, there’s probably a pile of clothes in your house marked for charity. Now you’ve just got to remember

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AB 1978 would boost Goodwill’s bin bullying 8

Sept. 10, 2012 By John Hrabe Goodwill is synonymous with used-clothing donations. The national syndicate of secondhand retail stores is by far the biggest player in the clothing donation business. However, it’s losing market share to smaller nonprofits, churches and

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