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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 28

Senate leader’s Prop. 63 endorsement is conditional Post-election transportation session in Sacramento? 2012 pension reforms haven’t paid off Pentagon stops demanding payback of enlistment bonuses State government pays women 80 cents on the dollar compared to men Good morning. TGIF.

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs host of significant legislation

SACRAMENTO – The 2016 legislative season is officially over, with Gov. Jerry Brown having signed 900 bills while vetoing 159 by Friday’s deadline. Some of the recently signed bills are far-reaching and will have a noticeable effect on Californians’ lives. Here’s a

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 3

Redevelopment nearing return? San Diego Union-Tribune endorses a Democrat for president for the first time ever “SoCal officials skeptical over smog fix” Mixed reviews for actor-age database law Why tobacco tax opponents aren’t talking about tobacco CalPERS close to cutting

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 30

Brown OKs massive state-run retirement program Bill curbing “policing for profit” becomes law Drones still largely unregulated Definition of party-line votes is changing Gender-neutral bathrooms now the norm Republicans continue to lose Orange County stronghold  Happy Friday! It’s also the

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Gov. Brown OKs state-run retirement plan

Starting around 2018, most workers in California will be automatically enrolled in a private retirement account run by the state. Through a legislative measure, signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday, most workers in the state who don’t have access to an

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 29

SoCal school district using loophole to pay board members for meetings they didn’t attend CA suspends investment accounts with Wells Fargo over scandal Rep. Janice Hahn sued by opponent over $324,000 in illegal campaign funds in L.A. supervisors race Gov. Brown vetoes

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State defies U.S. edict on single score for schools

The state of California appears to be on a collision course with the federal government over how it responds to a school accountability provision in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the measure approved last year to replace the controversial and

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 27

Tobacco-tax fact checks miss the mark Child prostitution decriminalized Gov. Brown vetoes bill to increase costs of concealed-carry permits California roads improving California Democrats tying Trump to Republican candidates New $1 fee on car batteries to pay for Exide cleanup

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 26

Inequality in San Francisco breeds political unease FPPC to investigate contributions made to Gov. Brown, but not Brown himself Union pressures L.A. County to make it easier to promote probation workers with discipline problems Volunteer imposter causing trouble for Assembly candidate?

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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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