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Many of California’s congressional Democrats skipping inauguration

At least 15 of the 39 House Democrats from California are planning to boycott the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump, according to multiple reports.  The reasons range from district work, to disdain for Trump, to responding to Twitter polls.

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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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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 17

All eyes on SoCal state Senate race More details of personal spending from SD congressman’s campaign account Trouble for Pelosi? State senator wants total ban of sex offenders in schools Small Sierra town defaults on pension contributions Good morning! TGIT.

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Nancy Pelosi will vote for legal pot

  Although former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, waited until the last minute, she sent an unequivocal message to voters and fellow Democrats: It’s okay to mainstream weed.  On Friday, Pelosi revealed “she plans to vote for California’s Proposition 64,

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Another deadline delay for Covered CA

Whether confused, unsure, busy or just procrastinating, Californians won yet another deadline extension for signing up with the state’s Obamacare exchange for health insurance coverage. Anyone who initiated enrollment prior to last Sunday’s deadline “will earn another week to finish up,”

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CA gun laws back in crosshairs

The Golden State’s strict approach to gun control has come under intense scrutiny in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings. Recent curbs on access to firearms and limitations on certain gun features appeared to have made little or no impact on

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State Community College accreditor determined unfit after five decades

In deciding last week to remove the body that accredits community colleges in California, state commissioners erased five decades of authority and opened the door to a new oversight body. The move to get a new accreditation plan in place

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CA Democratic Convention: Women seek to “Close the Gap” in California politics

Women remain the stars of the California Democratic Party. This past weekend, Sen. Elizabeth Warren received top billing as the convention’s keynote speaker. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi earned rounds of applause from committee and caucus meetings. And, of course, the convention buzz

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CA Democratic Convention: Marginalized group challenges party to stand for “health choice”

At this weekend’s state party convention, California Democrats went out of their way to acknowledge marginalized groups and affirm their commitment to a woman’s right to choose. “It’s a lack of respect,” House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said of why

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