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CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 14, 2016 0

CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 14, 2016 By CalWatchdog Staff Good morning everyone, and goodbye Kobe Bryant, who scored 60 points last night in his final game as a Los Angeles Laker and a professional basketball player, capping a 20-year career. As

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Assembly panel kills bill to shift costs of special elections away from taxpayers

A bill that would have shifted the costs of most special elections away from the taxpayers and onto the outgoing legislator died in committee on Wednesday. Since 2013, counties have spent around $21.7 million on special elections, according to a

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How much taxpayers lose in special elections

Henry T. Perea’s decision to vacate his Assembly seat early cost Fresno County a half-million dollars — enough to pay for four sheriff deputies — and has reignited a discussion on the cost of special elections. The Fresno Democrat announced

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Patterson bill: Pay for your own special election

State legislators occasionally leave office early — often for higher office or to cash in as a lobbyist — sticking taxpayers with the hefty price tag of electing a replacement. But a bill introduced Friday would shift the costs from taxpayers to

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Proposed bill seeks to recoup costs of special elections

An assemblyman will soon introduce legislation aimed at curbing the cost to taxpayers when a legislator retires from their position early, forcing a special election — but it may stop short of recouping costs in other instances. The bill would require legislators —

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