CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 8

  • CalWatchdogLogoNew bill rekindles old human egg fight
  • Lawmakers push for mandatory minimums in sex assault cases
  • OC Democrats almost overtake former Republican stronghold
  • Bilingual education back on ballot

Good morning! Happy Monday. Our top story is about a new bill rekindling the old human egg fight.

California women interested in profiting from their eggs — often handsomely — have long availed themselves of private opportunities to do just that. Now, they could have another chance to do so on the medical research market under a new bill.

CalWatchdog has more.

In other news:

  • “In wake of Stanford sexual assault case, lawmakers once again pitch mandatory prison time,” writes the Los Angeles Times
  • “A surge in Democratic voter registration has cut Republicans’ advantage in Orange County to less than 6 percentage points and has doubled the number of Democratic cities over the past year,” writes The Orange County Register.
  • Fight over a campaign-funded slate mailer posing as a newspaper heads to federal court. OC Weekly has more. 
  • “Bilingual education back on the ballot 18 years after voters rejected it,” writes The Sacramento Bee.



  • In at 1 p.m. Packed Appropriations agenda starting at 10 a.m.

Gov. Brown: 

  • No public events scheduled.

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