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CA lawmakers team up to pitch 17-cent gas tax hike

The Democratic member who has led the push in the Assembly for a gas tax hike to pay for transportation improvements is teaming with the Democratic senator who has played the same role in his chamber. And the pair want to be

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 25

Environmentalists won on Wednesday Student test scores show CA has long way to go CA may soon have new definition of rape Opposition is the other party, but the other chamber is the enemy Policing for profit bill heads to

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Gov. Brown’s legacy push on climate change in trouble

It was just nine months ago that Gov. Jerry Brown basked in the spotlight at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris. The governor heard praise from officials from dozens of nations for how California has implemented AB32, the

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 19

Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year Court rules medical pot safe from feds Stockton mayor pleads not guilty to charges from teen strip poker game Legislature close to decriminalizing prostitution for minors Concealed carry has begun in Kern High

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Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

A deal to spur the construction of low-income housing statewide has apparently fallen apart, according to multiple media reports. Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said talks have died for the year, largely because of Gov. Jerry Brown’s insistence to include provisions that would

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 17

California gets low “freedom” score Water restrictions practically gone for the rest of the year Some felons may soon vote Assemblyman gets oil lobbyist to write official documents Some legislators launch one-day hunger strike  Good morning! Happy hump day. As

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 16

Bill curbing abuses of “policing for profit” clears major hurdle Another state agency is flaunting CA environmental laws Fresno the new Flint? Trump is now the nominee of two parties Brown proposes cap and trade in climate change bill  Good

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 12

Legislature blocks bill punishing Fentanyl kingpins… … but allows secret talks at the coastal commission to continue Audit slams CalGang database Report ties Brown’s decisions to utility companies’ contributions Pot tax bill dies Good morning. TGIF. The Legislature headed home

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Bill punishing Fentanyl kingpins dies in committee

A bill that would have imposed mandatory sentences on large-scale dealers of a powerful opioid responsible for a rash of deaths and overdoses over the last few years died in committee Thursday. Fentanyl, an anesthetic said to cause a euphoric high

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 9

Recreational pot in trouble? Promised parks never built Bullet train project over budget Pension payouts Groups back out of housing talks  Good morning and happy Tuesday. Today we have lots of interesting bits of news, including about how there are

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