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Will Democrats in Legislature pressure Gov. Brown to increase state spending? 1

Will progressive lawmakers challenge Gov. Jerry Brown over his decision to dash their big dreams for the 2017-18 fiscal year? Or will they acquiesce as they mostly have in recent months of May after Brown released revised budgets without money for

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Landlords could prove irresistible target in housing debate

The California housing crisis remains an intense focus in the state Legislature, with lawmakers touting dozens of bills they argue could bring relief to residents stressed by high rents and mortgages. But if some progressives get their way, the state

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L.A. housing crisis looms over March 7 ballot measure

Because of its extreme housing costs, California has emerged as the epicenter of American poverty, and Los Angeles is the epicenter of California poverty. This harsh state of affairs was on L.A. voters’ minds in November, when 65 percent approved

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 14

Trump splits Silicon Valley What does Trump presidency mean for climate change efforts in CA? How to make CA housing more affordable What does Trump presidency mean for Mexican immigrants? Good morning. Let’s talk about Trump. Now that voters have

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 19

Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year Court rules medical pot safe from feds Stockton mayor pleads not guilty to charges from teen strip poker game Legislature close to decriminalizing prostitution for minors Concealed carry has begun in Kern High

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Affordable housing deal appears dead for the year

A deal to spur the construction of low-income housing statewide has apparently fallen apart, according to multiple media reports. Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, said talks have died for the year, largely because of Gov. Jerry Brown’s insistence to include provisions that would

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 1

What 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,

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Local officials race to stymie Gov. Brown’s housing push

Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have made some progress in securing crucial building trade unions’ support for his push to streamline housing construction in California by dropping his objection to the requirement that construction workers be paid “prevailing” — i.e.,

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Greens lead push to kill Gov. Brown’s housing measure

Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious plan to increase housing stock is off to a good start, but environmentalists are ramping up the pressure on Democrats in the state Legislature to either gut it or kill it.  The governor’s plan, unveiled last

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UCLA studies add up to grim picture of CA housing costs

California’s politicians have finally made dealing with the state’s worst-in-the-nation poverty rate a priority. Efforts to increase the minimum wage and to increase affordable housing are being championed in the Legislature and in most of the Golden State’s larger cities.

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