CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 1

  • CalWatchdogLogoWhat to watch for in Sacramento this month
  • Three crisis pregnancy centers slapped with warnings
  • Bill to cap environmental lawsuits of large developments at nine months
  • Why drone education isn’t working
  • Proposed twin tunnels in wrong spot  

Good morning, and welcome to August, which is sure to be a busy month in Sacramento as legislators fight to get their priorities passed before the legislative session ends on August 31. 

While a large number of bills will be debated, there are four major things to watch for: Environment, transportation, affordable housing and overtime for farmworkers.

CalWatchdog has more. 

In other news:

  • The Los Angeles city attorney is warning three area (crisis pregnancy centers) that they’re breaking a new state reproductive disclosure law and could face fines of $500 if they don’t comply,” which represents the first time steps have been taken to enforce the seven-month-old Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act. Rewire has more. 

  • A bill in Sacramento looks to cap environmental lawsuits against large development projects at nine months, which supporters see as a big boost for development around the state, reports the Los Angeles Times.

  • Why experts say drone education isn’t working, reports the San Bernardino County Sun.  

  • Oops: “A half century after building the largest water-delivery system in America, California officials say they now realize they put their giant straws to capture Delta water in the wrong place.” The San Jose Mercury News has more. 

Assembly:

  • In at 1 p.m.

Senate: 

  • In at 2 p.m.

Gov. Brown: 

  • No public events announced.

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