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Gov. Brown: No new spending

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday repeatedly warned against new spending programs as he introduced his revised budget, heeding advice from Moody’s and others to bunker down and prepare for an eventual economic downturn. While the state’s finances have substantially improved from the

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 13

Brown’s revised budget Trump hurting GOP Senate hopefuls? More money for Bay Bridge repairs Ballot initiative law working? Rewards for rich drivers? Good morning! And since it’s Friday the 13th, good luck. Gov. Jerry Brown will release his revised budget

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 11

  Prop. 30 extension qualifies for ballot Kamala Harris under fire UC Regents discuss sexual harassment and violence in private Lawmakers carve out ex parte communications Good morning! We’re told it’s California Day of the Teacher, so be sure to

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CA pollution credits may expand to troubled Brazil

In late 2012, as officials with the California Air Resources Board were refining rules for the state’s nascent cap-and-trade pollution rights program, a huge scandal was unfolding in the European Union. Five Deutsche Bank AG officials were arrested for their

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 10

  Is the state headed for budget trouble? Caltrans unclear on spending needs Some water restrictions made permanent Bathrooms for all UC’s admissions process under fire Good morning! With Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget expected to be released sometime this week,

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Is the state stubbornly running toward financial trouble?

It’s politically popular to rail on the One Percent and demand top earners pay their “fair share.” But they actually already pay a large share, fair or not, which analysts predict could be disastrous to California in the event of an

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 6

Transparency measure close to qualifying Trump divides CA GOP Brown’s sentencing measure likely OK Lots of peeved nicotine addicts Republicans seeking low-income dental funding Good morning! TGIF Is it worth giving the public more time to consider major pieces of legislation if

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 2

Trump, eggs and the CAGOP convention Bay Area residents ready to leave Cruz changes tune in CA Condoms in porn = condoms in life Medical marijuana industry lacks oversight Good morning and welcome to May. California Republicans greeted all three remaining

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Vacancies, dysfunction cause legislator-pay commission to cancel meeting

Last month, CalWatchdog reported that the commission on state lawmaker pay was plagued by vacancies. This month, the California Citizens Compensation Commission had to cancel its annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday due to lack of quorum.  The seven members of the

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Legislature challenges legality of Brown’s greenhouse gas emissions order

When Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order a year ago this week establishing even more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the action won broad applause from Democrats who support his aggressive agenda targeting climate change.

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