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CA GOP cheers federal support for new water bills

  Central California residents, long hoping for federal water reform, have begun to see some movement from Washington.  Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., has rolled out language designed to “build on last year’s legislation that was loved by farmers and loathed by

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Many of California’s congressional Democrats skipping inauguration

At least 15 of the 39 House Democrats from California are planning to boycott the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump, according to multiple reports.  The reasons range from district work, to disdain for Trump, to responding to Twitter polls.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 17

Bullet train report prompts renewed criticism, investigations Trump unpopular in CA, but not all of his ideas Can’t predict ACA repeal impact without replacement in mind All Democratic eyes on Senator Feinstein Silicon Valley’s Thiel mulling gubernatorial run Good morning. The

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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 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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CA farmers finally win on federal water bill

  California’s beleaguered farmers had their hopes for a better 2017 rekindled as landmark water legislation delayed for years finally passed Congress. But the political cost to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a key supporter, has been high, with outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer digging

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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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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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Voters narrowly approve measure to expedite death penalty executions

A measure to speed up executions in California was projected to pass Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press.  Proposition 66, which aims to cap death-sentence appeals at five years, stands at 51.1 percent of the vote. While such a slim

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