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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 25

Brown defiant and conciliatory in State of the State Cap and trade under pressure San Diego mayor pledges support for Mexico amid Trump talk Should kids be able to testify in custody cases? Becerra sworn in as Attorney General Good

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Brown’s State of the State address is both conciliatory and defiant

Jerry Brown teetered between conciliatory and defiant in his annual State of the State address on Tuesday.   The popular Democratic governor echoed other Democratic leaders in the state by taking shots at Republican President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 17

Bullet train report prompts renewed criticism, investigations Trump unpopular in CA, but not all of his ideas Can’t predict ACA repeal impact without replacement in mind All Democratic eyes on Senator Feinstein Silicon Valley’s Thiel mulling gubernatorial run Good morning. The

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New report: CA high-speed rail faces 50 percent cost overruns

SACRAMENTO –  California’s ongoing “high-speed rail” project connecting Los Angeles with San Francisco continues to run up against the same, recurring problem since voters gave the plan initial bond funding in a 2008 statewide initiative. There’s a growing chasm between

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 16

Issa leading bipartisan push for high-skilled visa overhaul Bullet train costs skyrocketing The battle lines in CA vs. Trump Education spending may rise as districts cut A new union dues case coming up? Good morning. Happy Martin Luther King Jr.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 12

Minimum wage savings for the state mean multi-million dollar burden for counties Foreclosures shrink to 11-year low Brown withholds school bond funds without oversight plan in place Planned Parenthood worried about Washington 42 percent of state out of drought Good

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 11

Brown budget projects deficit CA Democrats spent $90 million on intra-party campaigns in 2016 San Diego settles public comment lawsuit Donations from developers may be banned in L.A. Zuckerberg brings in bipartisan political bigwigs Good morning. Happy Hump Day! One

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Brown budget projects $2 billion deficit, calls for more savings

Gov. Jerry Brown preached prudence on Tuesday as he unveiled his 2017-18 state budget, proposing no new major spending programs while taking a wait-and-see approach to the incoming Trump administration, even as other prominent California Democrats brace for the unknown.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 6

CA sales tax dips, tax burden rises Nurses union head hoping Trump turns to single-payer health care, “disgusted” with Pelosi SD crackdown on minimum-wage pass-through from businesses CA budget may be lean despite newly-passed taxes  House Republicans reach out to

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California cities facing growing pension costs in new year

SACRAMENTO – After two years of miniscule investment returns, the nation’s largest state pension fund – the California Public Employees’ Retirement System – has once again lowered its expected rates of return. Even some CalPERS officials and consultants argue the

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