CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 12, 2016

by Matt Fleming | April 12, 2016 8:21 am

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CalWatchdog Morning Read — April 12, 2016[1]


Hello everybody! A California judge is pushing back against an effort to legalize prostitution, arguing there is no fundamental right to engage in the act.

The San Francisco-based Erotic Service Provider Legal, Education & Research Project sued Attorney General Kamala Harris and district attorneys of four counties in March 2015, “claiming that prosecuting sex that is ‘part of a voluntary commercial exchange between adults’ violates the state and U.S. Constitutions.”

CalWatchdog[2] has more.

In other news:

– Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation increasing the rate of pay for workers out on family leave, reports the Los Angeles Times[3].

– A legislature committee is set to consider whether the state should contribute up to $250 million to help bring the Olympics to Los Angeles, reports The Sacramento Bee[4].

– The California Chamber of Commerce has released its annual “job-killer” and “job-creator” lists, with the latter focused largely on tort reform, reports CalWatchdog[5].

– Texas senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz swept through southern California yesterday, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune[6]. He apparently “pushed all the right buttons,” according to OC Weekly.[7] And Capitol Public Radio[8] looks at his relationship to the truth.

In memory of: Today’s newsletter is in memory of former Chapman University economist Esmael Adibi, who died[9] on Friday. He was a regular source for reporters, including one of The Orange County Register’s business columnists[10]. He recently spoke to CalWatchdog about the minimum wage[11]. He was lighthearted and helpful and he will be missed.


– Full slate[12] of hearings.


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Gov. Brown: 

– No public events scheduled.

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