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Bill threatens religious freedom, critics say

Robert Lauten didn’t come waving a neon sign, but his grievances with Senate Bill 1146 were highlighted in bright yellow. His red pen and marked-up copy stood out as he and fellow protester Mike McGetrick reached the sixth floor of

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Gov. Brown vetoes bill easing special election burdens on counties, voters

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have allowed him and his successors to cancel a special election if there is only one candidate. Brown was concerned that while there may be only one candidate officially running,

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Why CTA is spending millions to pass Prop. 55

California voters face a daunting challenge in November in that they’ll be asked to become familiar with a stunning 17 ballot measures. Some consultants fear that this will overwhelm many voters, who will choose either to vote no on everything

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 20

Good news for Brown’s twin tunnels project U.S. Senate candidate fires back at Obama Obamacare premiums to rise Fight with union threatens Brown’s low-income housing plan CAGOP staffers get norovirus at national convention, but no new outbreaks in 24 hours Good

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 18

Californians approve of Brown, Obama and state — country, not so much Referendum filed for overturning recent gun-control measures   San Diego congressman lawyers up L.A. was a hotbed for 9/11 terrorists PG&E failed to disclose pipeline defects just months before deadly blast

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CA property tax revenue surges despite Prop. 13

Proposition 13 — the 1978 ballot measure setting property taxes at 1 percent of assessed value and limiting annual increases in property taxes to 2 percent for homes and businesses which don’t change owners — is perhaps the most controversial

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Californians approve of Brown, Obama and CA — country, not so much

A majority of Californians approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and think the state is on the right track, according to several Field Polls released this week.  But the same correlation doesn’t extend to the perception of President Barack

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Environmentalists’ clout may be waning in CA Legislature

California environmentalists have long been one of the most powerful forces in the Legislature. But in 2015, the centerpiece of the green agenda — a provision in a broader measure that would have mandated a 50 percent reduction in gasoline

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 13

Law enforcement accountability measures stalling in Sacramento Californians dig Gov. Brown UC Berkeley’s chancellor under investigation SD mayor leads opposition to measure giving certain felons early release Cap-and-trade extension proposed Good morning! Happy Hump Day.  “Against a national backdrop of

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 8

Judge rules against Hayward’s exorbitant public records fees Hugh Hewitt endorses Democrat in U.S. Senate race That Democrat is still trailing in the race Dems run from lawmaker under restraining order for domestic violence Political Reform Act to soon get

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