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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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CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 21, 2016

Economic outlook grim, reality not as bad. Plus minimum wage, pensions and taxes. Good morning. A new report on the economic forecasts and past performances of the states casts a grim view of California’s outlook, but shows past performance has

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AG Harris drawing fire over alleged San Onofre conflict of interest

Attorney General Kamala Harris threatens to be drawn into the controversy over the California Public Utilities Commission’s divvying up of the cost of closing the San Onofre nuclear power plant on San Diego County’s north coast. Activists are furious with

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – Aprili 20, 2016

License suspensions under pressure, Pot smokers rejoice, Trump’s winning, guns are losing and CA can’t breath  Good morning! The ACLU of Northern California and other groups are pressuring Solano County Superior Court to stop suspending the driver licenses of people

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3 new studies rap how school ‘reform’ law is working 2

In 2013, after working with the Legislature for months on a comprehensive overhaul of California’s public school finances, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The governor called the law “historic” and hailed its dual goals: providing

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 12, 2016 0

Breaking News CalWatchdog Morning Read — April 12, 2016 By CALWATCHDOG STAFF Hello everybody! A California judge is pushing back against an effort to legalize prostitution, arguing there is no fundamental right to engage in the act. The San Francisco-based Erotic

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Minimum-wage law’s opt-out provision unlikely to be used by governor

A California governor is asked to sign historic, far-reaching legislation that could have unknown consequences — and tells the Legislature he will only go along if there is an escape clause that can be used if the law causes economic

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CalWatchdog Morning Read — April 7, 2016

Good morning! We just got back from Klamath, where Gov. Jerry Brown signed an agreement to remove four dams along the Klamath River. Brown said the removal was about “correcting mistakes,” a nod to the indigenous people who inhabit the

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Brown: Klamath dam removal deal about “correcting mistakes”

KLAMATH – California, Oregon, the federal government and local interests have finally agreed to remove four dams along the Klamath River, Gov. Jerry Brown and other officials announced on Wednesday. The dams have been around for a little less than

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