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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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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 30

Brown struggles to get support for twin tunnels water project More than 800,000 undocumented immigrants issued CA driver’s licenses in last two years New no-cellphone-usage-while-driving law goes into effect Sunday When city retirement pays better than the job Senate leader’s political

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Gov. Brown struggles to build support for water project

Gov. Jerry Brown’s aides treated the release last week of a massive environmental review that marshaled evidence in support of his $15.7 billion plan to build two 35-mile-long tunnels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as an exciting step toward construction

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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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