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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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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 21

What Trump means for teachers union Split between CA Dems’ success and national Dems’ failure Wind and solar hope to appeal to Trump Six areas CA and Trump may battle Brown not yet fully embracing role of opposition to Trump 

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LAO: State’s reserves could weather mild recession, face “considerable uncertainty”

Although it faces “considerable uncertainty,” the state’s budget could survive a mild recession for four years without a tax hike or sharp cuts, according to a new report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office. The LAO warned that the stock market fluctuations and other

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 15

Bail-bond reform up next? Trump U lawsuit continues Sanctuary cities v. Trump Twin tunnels move forward, facing resistance CA agriculture industry optimistic about Trump California has long been known as a law-and-order state, particularly following the crime spikes of the

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 11

Parole measure’s success depends on CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Issa claims victory with votes still being counted Measure to speed up death penalty appeals hasn’t passed yet but is being challenged in court Villaraigosa in for 2018 gov.

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California voters defy trend – by voting as expected

SACRAMENTO – Whereas the national election results shocked and surprised pollsters and many media observers, California’s results from Election Day conformed almost exactly to pre-election polls and predictions. Some of the big races were foregone conclusions, such as Attorney General

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Prop. 57’s success depends on troubled agency

Proposition 57, which amends the California Constitution to make it easier for some felons to win release from state prison, coasted to victory Tuesday, winning more than 60 percent of the vote in initial statewide tallies and giving Gov. Jerry Brown

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Democratic supermajority won’t stop intraparty fighting, but may grow center

Democrats on Election Day have a very real chance at winning a two-thirds “supermajority” in the California Legislature. While that would be a major disaster for Republicans politically — if it were to happen — it would likely have little effect

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 7

Prop. 66 caps death penalty appeals at five years. What happens then? 10 things to know about the measure to legalize pot Is CAGOP losing the Vietnamese-American voting bloc?  Brown fights Prop. 53 hard, supporter cries foul What happens to AG

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 3

Trump supporters to “watch” polls next week School construction bond in trouble? Leaked emails show strange relationship between Bay Area billionaire and Clinton strategist Environmentalists top list of lobbyist employers in CA Is Rep. Janice Hahn in trouble in L.A.

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