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Once scandal-plagued, L.A. County now unusually quiet

A CalWatchdog survey last August of all the different corruption scandals in recent years at local agencies in south and central Los Angeles County suggested that the area amounted to the New Jersey of Golden State politics. The survey, which

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 19

Air quality regulator fees fund fancy trips as consumer costs increase Four things to watch in final debate Federal prosecutors seek five years against former state senator in corruption case Four ways to help Orange County’s homeless Federal labor ruling

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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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CA Senate panel kills whistleblower protection bill for the third time

For the third straight year, the Senate Appropriations Committee killed a bill on Thursday that would have extended whistleblower protections to legislative staff — a response to the unrelated legal troubles of three senators in 2014.  There are already whistleblower

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 25

Bipartisan coalition urging vote on civil asset forfeiture bill San Diego Mayor Faulconer won’t run for governor SF supes vote to amend sanctuary city policy  Deal reached in Cal State faculty dispute Assemblyman supports ethics measure prompted by his uncle 

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Lawmaker accused of domestic violence to stay in Assembly leadership

Assemblyman Roger Hernández, who last week was placed under a temporary restraining order from his wife, will not be stripped of his committee chairmanship, Speaker Anthony Rendon said on Friday, despite pressure from the influential leaders of the women’s caucus. In a statement to CalWatchdog,

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June ballot measure “orphaned,” but poised to pass

While dozens of measures are vying to make it on the November general election ballot, one proposal is ready for the June primary — even though no one is campaigning for or against it. Proposition 50 is a constitutional amendment empowering legislators to

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Dems bail out Assemblyman Adam Gray’s re-election

When the FBI began its investigation last year into state Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, one Central Valley Democratic lawmaker wasn’t surprised to get called in for questioning. “Obviously I wasn’t that surprised,” Asemblyman Adam Gray, D-Merced, a longtime aide to Calderon,

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SD 35 gets to vote twice

Voters in Senate District 35 will get to vote twice — first in the Nov. 4 general election, then again on Dec. in a special election to fill the seat of former state Sen. Rod Wright, who resigned his seat

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CA Senate scrubs websites of 3 Democrats in scandals 4

The California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption. As of April 5 at 7:00 PM, the websites of Democratic

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