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Unions, Santa Clara Democrats’ disclosure reports don’t match

A Bay Area Democratic campaign committee, which has transferred tens of thousands of dollars to targeted legislative candidates, is facing questions about discrepancies found in its campaign finance disclosure reports. In at least two instances, the Santa Clara County Democratic

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Special interest union bill may die in Assembly

May 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes Occasionally the Legislature gets it right and kills a bad bill. Today may be one of those days. AB 1333 by Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, is an ugly piece of special interest legislation.

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Prop. 31 loses badly

Nov. 7, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi Proposition 31 was wiped out by voters yesterday.  The Government Performance and Accountability Act got just 39 percent of the votes, with 61 percent against. Part of the likely reason it lost big was

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Minimum wage bill would kill black, Latino jobs

April 24, 2012 By John Seiler It seems that no bad idea goes unpassed in the California Legislature. Yesterday the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee passed AB 1439, by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville. It would increase the minimum wage in

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