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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 29

Short-term pain with ACA repeal CA wall of debt Brown taps two top advisors for CPUC posts Former Lt. Gov. for Trump’s agriculture secretary? New disclosure rules show greater detail of lobbyists’ influence Good morning! TGIT. Republicans in Washington appear

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 28

New laws going in effect Gun sales on the rise Life expectancy plateau is good news for pensions Oakland for decades failed to inspect illegally converted warehouses like Ghost Ship Sierra Nevada snowpack below average Good morning. Happy Hump Day.

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Raft of new state laws are going – or have gone – into effect

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed 898 bills into law last year. Most start on Jan. 1, but others going into effect in coming years. The majority of new laws deal with minutiae that’s unlikely to affect most residents, but a number

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LAO report: $1.3 billion state building plan lacks oversight

The $1.3 billion first phase of a project to build and modernize 11 state office buildings lacks adequate accountability and oversight and is behind schedule, according to a report.  The report, released by the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office on Wednesday, identified three

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 15

Court OKs constitutional challenge to new law affecting farm industry CA Democrats want higher taxes and fees to fund infrastructure Assembly Republican leader: No widespread voter fraud Trump complicates Brown’s regional power grid plans Democratic Assemblyman fighting federal water bill

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 13

O.C. congresswoman running for top post in the House CA farmers win in federal water bill Former Assembly Republican leader tapped for CA GOP vice chair More bills coming! Women rule L.A. supes board, big difference from Legislature Good morning! Happy Tuesday.

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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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