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State job-creation incentives fall short – again

In February 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration unveiled an Economic Development Initiative to replace an enterprise zone program that had fallen out of favor after nearly three decades. Enterprise zones offered tax incentives to promote the starting of businesses in

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New poll gives early look at races for California governor and U.S. Senate

The hot-button issues for Californians heading to the ballot box next year will be economic and state-centric, according to the latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll. When asked what the most important problem today was, 22 percent cited the high cost

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Gavin Newsom announces new plan calling for housing boom

SACRAMENTO – If the past is any guide, California’s Legislature will declare its recently passed housing-affordability package a success and move on to the many other priorities that dominate Capitol discussions once lawmakers return in January. But the housing package

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 9

Is the Legislature’s contract with Fmr. U.S. Atty. Gen. legal? CA bracing for no-growth future? Presumptive state AG to fight stop-and-frisk Solar power for all Trump Treasury pick praised in past  Good morning! Happy Monday. The struggle between the state

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2011 pension fixes in L.A., San Francisco not working

Earlier this decade — before Gov. Jerry Brown launched his successful 2012 push for state pension reforms in Sacramento — the leaders of Los Angeles and San Francisco executed retirement-benefit reforms that they said would keep the pension tsunami at

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Poll: Republican gubernatorial candidates would perform well behind Democrat Newsom

Good news for California Republicans: In a field of nine candidates for the 2018 gubernatorial race, they have two of the top three names, according to a poll released Tuesday. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Ashley Swearengin, the termed-out

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 11

Parole measure’s success depends on CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Issa claims victory with votes still being counted Measure to speed up death penalty appeals hasn’t passed yet but is being challenged in court Villaraigosa in for 2018 gov.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 1

DMV meltdown latest IT issue in the state CA guard can’t find a bunch of soldiers Assembly candidate says climate change good to hurt Muslims Study: Warm temps, not dry conditions, prompted weak 2015 snowfall Villaraigosa preparing for 2018 run for governor

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CA property tax revenue surges despite Prop. 13

Proposition 13 — the 1978 ballot measure setting property taxes at 1 percent of assessed value and limiting annual increases in property taxes to 2 percent for homes and businesses which don’t change owners — is perhaps the most controversial

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Dems jockey to succeed Brown

The competition to replace Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 has already heated up, with five prominent California Democrats already campaigning or angling to throw their hat in the ring. Along with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who sought to get ahead of

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