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DMV ‘meltdown’ latest in long list of CA computer woes

The government of the state that is home to Silicon Valley and is widely considered the global leader in innovative technology continues to be plagued by problems with computers. On Friday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles reported things were

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Union appeal focuses attention on pension precedent

SACRAMENTO – A decision by four Marin County public-employee associations to appeal a pension-related case to the California Supreme Court could ultimately determine whether localities have the tools needed to rein in escalating pension debt. At issue is how far

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs host of significant legislation

SACRAMENTO – The 2016 legislative season is officially over, with Gov. Jerry Brown having signed 900 bills while vetoing 159 by Friday’s deadline. Some of the recently signed bills are far-reaching and will have a noticeable effect on Californians’ lives. Here’s a

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 3

Redevelopment nearing return? San Diego Union-Tribune endorses a Democrat for president for the first time ever “SoCal officials skeptical over smog fix” Mixed reviews for actor-age database law Why tobacco tax opponents aren’t talking about tobacco CalPERS close to cutting

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 21

Open-government groups fighting with political ethics watchdog Most state lawmakers draw per diem even when not at work Senate candidate Kamala Harris wants free college for the working poor CalPERS forecaster wants larger contributions from state, local governments  LGBT group

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 20

Union battles Caltrans over costly move Gov. Brown mulls bills overseeing psych meds for foster kids Energy company won big giveaway from Legislature More on CalPERS and the state’s rising pension debt Good morning! But alas, it’s only Tuesday. CalPERS and the

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CalPERS pension fund defended by its most ferocious critic

The Los Angeles Times wasn’t the only big American newspaper with a big spread on the California Public Employees’ Retirement System this weekend. The New York Times had one as well. The West Coast Times focused on the misleading campaign

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 19

Pensions cost taxpayers billions, but weren’t supposed to  Group sues five coastal commissioners over hundreds of alleged transparency violations Sausage making on last night of legislative session Airbnb challenges laws it doesn’t like Senate odd couple actually work together to

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 2

Assemblyman under domestic violence restraining order goes reclusive Largest state employees union close to going on strike? Coal divestment raises concerns “CalPERS grapples with low earnings” Supporters spend big on gun control and tax on rich ballot measures  Good morning!  After

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 12

State’s largest pension fund down since last year San Diego congressman swapping donations State controller dinged for late contribution reporting Oakland firm fined  over $100,000 for laundering campaign contributions Big spending by pharmaceutical Good morning! Lots of ethics and campaign

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