CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 9

by CalWatchdog Staff | May 9, 2016 9:19 am

Good morning! Happy Monday.

What is being billed as a “common sense” ballot initiative to tax sodas one cent per ounce in Oakland has no hard requirement for how the money should be used. 

While advocates say it’ll fund programs fighting obesity-related public health problems, the lack of specificity in how the money will be spent raises questions about the city’s decades-long financial troubles. 

CalWatchdog[1] has more. 

In other news: 


– In at 1 p.m. Packed Revenue and Taxation Committee[7] hearing at 2:30 p.m. 


– In at 2 p.m. Packed Appropriations Committee[8] hearing at 10 a.m. 

Gov. Brown: 

– No public events scheduled. 

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