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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 8

Assemblywoman Garcia is a rising powerbroker and queenmaker New education assessment system coming soon State split on views of policing Coastal Commission opposes large SoCal development U.S. Senate candidates (finally) agree to a debate Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is mere months

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Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia: Queenmaker, powerbroker

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is mere months away from assuming the chairmanship of the Legislative Women’s Caucus.  While her ascendancy will need to be formalized with a vote of caucus members after November’s election, the vice chair, which Garcia is, has

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Bill removing tampon sales tax advances in Legislature

A bill to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products came one step closer to becoming law on Thursday, ok’d by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Proponents have argued it’s a matter of gender fairness, as these products — including tampons,

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Women poised for modest gains in legislative races

Women make up more than half of California’s population, but only about one-fourth of the Legislature.  And in November, that’s unlikely to change too much, according to a CalWatchdog analysis. While an October surprise, outside factor or just particularly good

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Assemblyman accused of domestic violence removed from leadership post

Speaker Anthony Rendon on Friday finally took action against a lawmaker accused of domestic violence by removing him from his committee assignments, which included a committee chairmanship. The Paramount Democrat’s move follows a court order for Assemblyman Roger Hernández to stay

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Legislature mostly mum on lawmaker accused of domestic violence

Following the news that the wife of Asm. Roger Hernández had filed a temporary restraining order against the West Covina Democrat, a lone colleague was questioning whether he should remain in a leadership position in the Assembly. It wasn’t the newly chosen Speaker

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