CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 20


Dalai LamaGood morning! 

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will speak to the Legislature today about ethical leadership, the environment and compassion.

His address starts at 1 p.m. and can be streamed here.

In other news:

  • One of the most surprising stories from the primary election earlier this month is that Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, is in the race of his 15-year career. While he’s expected to retain his seat against an underfunded and unknown candidate, “who knows” is the only way to describe this presidential cycle. The San Diego Union-Tribune has more. 
  • “Two weeks after lawmakers rejected the proposal, an effort to create new overtime pay rules for California farmworkers has reappeared in the Legislature,” writes the Los Angeles TimesThe Times also looks at where the budget, passed last week, addressed and failed to address certain issues. 
  • “The El Niño-fueled storms that coated the Sierra with nearly normal snow this winter brought blasts of hope to drought-weary California,” but “after the flurries stopped and the seasons changed, the melt-off from the high country has been swift and disappointingly scant,” reports SF Gate

  • “Did bullet train officials ignore warning about need for taxpayer money,” asks the Los Angeles Times.



Gov. Brown:

  • No public events scheduled.

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