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Chris Reed is a regular contributor to Cal Watchdog. Reed is an editorial writer for U-T San Diego. Before joining the U-T in July 2005, he was the opinion-page columns editor and wrote the featured weekly Unspin column for The Orange County Register. Reed was on the national board of the Association of Opinion Page Editors from 2003-2005. From 2000 to 2005, Reed made more than 100 appearances as a featured news analyst on Los Angeles-area National Public Radio affiliate KPCC-FM. From 1990 to 1998, Reed was an editor, metro columnist and film critic at the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario. Reed has a political science degree from the University of Hawaii (Hilo campus), where he edited the student newspaper, the Vulcan News, his senior year. He is on Twitter: @chrisreed99.

How will California’s four U.S. attorneys respond on pot after Sessions’ policy change?

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Jan. 4 announcement that he had revoked the Obama administration’s policy of allowing states to make marijuana use and sales legal without fearing a federal crackdown and would leave it up to his 94 local

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Entry of Doug Ose in governor’s race could help Democrats, analysts say

Since 1998, Republican candidates for governor in California have gotten 38 percent, 42 percent, 56 percent, 41 percent and 40 percent in the general election. Will that figure be 0 percent in this November’s race? That is the consensus of

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Is Trump administration trolling California with long-shot offshore drilling plan?

The Trump administration’s announcement last week that it would seek to lease out 47 large areas in U.S. waters off America’s coasts to oil and gas exploration companies from 2019 to 2024 – including two areas off Northern California, two off

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Revenue spike may fuel budget battle between Brown, progressives

The November forecast, conducted by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, of state revenue running $7.5 billion higher than expected in 2018-19 has set the stage for perhaps the most pitched budget fight between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature since Brown returned to the

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CalPERS, CalSTRS likely to face new pressure to divest from fossil-fuel companies

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s call for his state’s biggest government pension fund to stop new investments in fossil-fuel companies and phase out existing investments is likely to lead to renewed calls for the Golden State’s two massive pension funds –

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Sen. Feinstein’s policy reversal suggests she’s taking de León threat more seriously

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León’s decision to challenge the 2018 re-election bid of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a fellow Democrat, for not being sufficiently liberal in the Trump era is beginning to look more serious. A poll

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With legal pot near, state looks to Trump administration for help on access to banks

With the legal sale of recreational marijuana a week away, local governments across California have adopted policies on where and when permitted legal sellers can operate, following the ground rules set up by Proposition 64 – the November 2016 state ballot

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‘Moderates’ brawl with ‘progressives’ in San Francisco mayoral special election

The Dec. 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee from a heart attack has set the city up for another of the periodic battles between liberal Democrats and even more liberal Democrats for control of City Hall. Members of

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Bonds used for affordable housing survive in final GOP tax bill

The good news for California affordable housing advocates is that a bond/tax credit program that they rely on is part of the far-reaching Republican tax bill to be voted on by Congress this week after it had been targeted for

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CA House GOPers gain concessions in federal tax bill – but are they enough?

A Republican congressional conference committee wrapped up work Wednesday on a massive tax overhaul bill that would cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years and includes several concessions designed to win support from the 28 GOP House members from

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