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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 13

Brown signs farmworker overtime bill Issa’s congressional challenger previously accused of stalking ex-wife and more Former assemblyman sentenced to a year in federal custody for laundering bribes Renewable energy usage is up while natural gas is down  Will Prop. 53

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Why hope for CA oil boom is fading fast

It took some time, but a 2011 report by the Federal Energy Information Administration that estimated that California’s Monterey shale underground land mass formation had 15.4 billion barrels of accessible oil and a follow-up study that put the figure at

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 9

Law curbing labor abuses abroad not working well How the state plans to reduce GHG emission levels by another 40 percent How the state defines disadvantaged communities Senate candidate goes on the attack San Diego congressman wants free tobacco for

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 8

Assemblywoman Garcia is a rising powerbroker and queenmaker New education assessment system coming soon State split on views of policing Coastal Commission opposes large SoCal development U.S. Senate candidates (finally) agree to a debate Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is mere months

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 6

The right-to-die law fight lives on SoCal state Senate race is a wild ride College student lobby group wins big with zero budget School bond on November ballot result of Capitol inaction Prescription drug costs ballot measure ready for war Welcome

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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia: Queenmaker, powerbroker

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is mere months away from assuming the chairmanship of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.  While her ascendancy will need to be formalized with a vote of caucus members after November’s election, the vice chair, which Garcia is, has

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 2

De Leon panel-packing scheme died handily Loretta Sanchez tries to attract the Right ACLU: Charter schools breaking the law How a PUC accountability measure fell apart from last-second dealings Democrats in Sacramento’s broad liberal agenda Good morning. TGIF and TG for the

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Democratic Senate candidate courts the right, walks fine line

On the heels of a Los Angeles Times story saying she was making a play for voters on the right, Democratic Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez is pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill increasing minimum penalties in sexual assault cases.

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‘Death with dignity’ law faces continued challenge

Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign the End of Life Option Act on Oct. 5, 2015, triggered elation among the state groups which had fought for years to allow doctors to give people with terminal illnesses lethal doses of drugs

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 1

Cap-and-trade spending deal reached Legislators honor fellow member accused of domestic violence Wins and losses from legislative session Hope for the Delta Smelt? Censorship at the county fair PUC deal DOA in Senate Good morning. Welcome to the first day

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