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California voters defy trend – by voting as expected

SACRAMENTO – Whereas the national election results shocked and surprised pollsters and many media observers, California’s results from Election Day conformed almost exactly to pre-election polls and predictions. Some of the big races were foregone conclusions, such as Attorney General

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 27

Clinton leads CA by a mile Hollywood’s stars give their names, but not necessarily their money, to causes Judge seeks political ethics info from South Bay Republican assemblyman Tom Steyer REALLY wants the tobacco tax to pass San Diego considering

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 27

Tobacco-tax fact checks miss the mark Child prostitution decriminalized Gov. Brown vetoes bill to increase costs of concealed-carry permits California roads improving California Democrats tying Trump to Republican candidates New $1 fee on car batteries to pay for Exide cleanup

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Tobacco-tax fact checks miss the mark

Twice now we’ve seen fact-checkers panning the anti-tobacco tax campaign’s claim in a radio ad that Prop. 56, an increase of $2 per pack on cigarettes and other tobacco and nicotine products, “cheats schools out of at least $600 million

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 7

Tobacco tax one of the most heated ballot measures Santa Ana declares homeless crisis Death row residents conflicted over competing death penalty ballot measures First Los Angeles County city approves marijuana cultivation Environmental group wants to reintroduce grizzly bears to the

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Lawmakers lighting up $2 per pack cigarette tax hike 10

Like a re-lit cigarette, smoke again is rising from Senate Bill 768. By state Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, the bill would place a new tax on cigarettes of $2 a pack, with an equivalent tax on cigars, pipe tobacco

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Study finds tripling tobacco tax would ignite smuggling

One out of five cigarettes puffed in California is smuggled. Yet a proposed $2 tax increase on every pack of cigarettes, which would increase the price to $9 per pack, would ignite cigarette smuggling, a new study by the California

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‘Sin tax’ would burn cigar-smoking lawmakers 12

Tobacco taxes are relatively easy for lawmakers to pass because they are a tax on a hated and “sinful” habit — smoking. But the smoking tax proposed in SB 768 would extend to cigars, a  favorite vice of many lawmakers

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SB 768 cigarette tax could promote smuggling 5

May 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes A new bill could drive cigarette prices even higher. It especially would hit working-class Californians because they’re more likely to smoke than professionals. SB 768 is by state Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles. It would

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The Tobacco Settlement Bait-And-Switch 2

Dec. 08, 2012 By Joseph Perkins “California’s lawsuit against the tobacco industry has reached a successful conclusion that provides a major victory in the fight against smoking.” So said Bill Lockyer, then the state’s attorney general, back in 1999. The

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