CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 4


  • CalWatchdogLogoCA’s primary once again irrelevant
  • Unions and ride-sharing services near deal?
  • Voters get to decide on legal pot
  • Newsom gun initiative splits the partisan spectrum

Good morning. Happy hump day.

Business tycoon Donald Trump won the Indiana primary yesterday, forcing Texas Senator Ted Cruz, his biggest remaining rival, from the race.

Trump has all but locked up the nomination, with even Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus conceding Trump will be the nominee (Ohio Governor John Kasich is still in the race, although he’s struggled to make an impact). 

The biggest news of the race yesterday, however, is not Trump winning or Cruz dropping. Instead, it is the fact that California’s June primary has once again been relegated to irrelevant. The Sacramento Bee has more. 

In other news:

  • Are unions and ride-sharing services, like Lyft and Uber, nearing a deal? CalWatchdog has more. 
  • Voters will get to decide in November on whether to legalize recreational marijuana, after proponents of the measure submitted more than enough signatures on Tuesday, reports LA Weekly
  • “Backers of a gun control initiative proposed for the November ballot argued during a legislative forum Tuesday that it is needed to make California safer, while opponents said it will unfairly harm law-abiding gun owners and is primarily aimed at getting Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom elected governor,” writes the Los Angeles Times.



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