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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 23

Is another NFL team joining the Rams in Los Angeles?  Los Angeles City Council to battle high-speed rail? CA doing little to keep guns from felons and others disqualified Pot legalization political funding is difficult to track Ballot measures explained in haiku

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 22

Could felons soon vote from jail? Bad news for marijuana advocates More bad news for marijuana advocates Vehicle registration fees in SoCal may soon rise to fund smog reduction programs “Prop. 13: It’s better if you’re wealthier” Good morning. So close

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 20

Union battles Caltrans over costly move Gov. Brown mulls bills overseeing psych meds for foster kids Energy company won big giveaway from Legislature More on CalPERS and the state’s rising pension debt Good morning! But alas, it’s only Tuesday. CalPERS and the

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Union battles Caltrans over “inadequate” new office space, $1.7 million partitions

A public employees’ union is questioning Caltrans’ pricey decision to move one of its district offices from one side of Orange County to the other, noting the high cost of new cubicle partitions and the lack of space to accommodate new

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 15

Transparency ballot measure nearly unopposed Outside groups want transportation deal done in lame-duck Senate candidates fight over for-profit colleges, Trump University New law prevents renter blacklist Gov. Brown signs more environmental laws  Good Thursday morning! While the governor pumps out

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 14

Sales tax on tampons is here for another year Nearly 2/3 of Californians support November’s gun-control measure $2 billion bond for housing for homeless gets green light Ex-wife of Issa challenger defends man she once accused of stalking her Yes

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Gov. Brown vetoes no-tax-on-tampons bill, host of others

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a package of bills on Tuesday that would have eliminated sales tax on tampons and diapers. In total, Brown killed seven niche tax cuts totaling around $300 million in revenue, arguing the tax cuts should be

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 13

Brown signs farmworker overtime bill Issa’s congressional challenger previously accused of stalking ex-wife and more Former assemblyman sentenced to a year in federal custody for laundering bribes Renewable energy usage is up while natural gas is down  Will Prop. 53

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Why hope for CA oil boom is fading fast

It took some time, but a 2011 report by the Federal Energy Information Administration that estimated that California’s Monterey shale underground land mass formation had 15.4 billion barrels of accessible oil and a follow-up study that put the figure at

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 9

Law curbing labor abuses abroad not working well How the state plans to reduce GHG emission levels by another 40 percent How the state defines disadvantaged communities Senate candidate goes on the attack San Diego congressman wants free tobacco for

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