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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 25

Bipartisan coalition urging vote on civil asset forfeiture bill San Diego Mayor Faulconer won’t run for governor SF supes vote to amend sanctuary city policy  Deal reached in Cal State faculty dispute Assemblyman supports ethics measure prompted by his uncle 

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CSU faculty looks unwilling to compromise on pay

A strike by California State University professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches looks increasingly likely in coming months unless CSU leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are more generous with pay raises. More than 90 percent of the 23,000 workers at

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University of California and stem cell agency highest paid state workers

California taxpayers paid out big bucks to state workers in 2014. How much? More than the Gross Domestic Product of 100 countries, according to new data published by the State Controller’s office. In 2014, more than 650,000 state employees earned a total

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Cal State University system hikes fees to offset tuition freeze

What a difference five years makes. In 2010, the California State University system issued $352 million in revenue bonds. Earlier this month, it issued $1.1 billion of the same thing. The debt issuance is standard, generally considered to be part of the

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CSU fee addiction shows value of Props 13, 26, 62, 218

The newsrooms of California appear to have collectively decided that the state props that make raising taxes and fees more difficult for elected officials — starting with 13, 26, 62 and 218 — are irrational. This is regularly reflected in the

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Bill would strip corruption protections from university employees 9

May 13, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — Public contracts should always be subjected to stiff scrutiny. Without public scrutiny and oversight, spending other people’s money is too easy. But a new Assembly bill would not only increase the amount

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UC, CSU profs don’t grasp threat they face from online ed 3

Jan. 16, 2013 By Chris Reed Will 2013 be the year that unionized faculty members at UC, CSU and the state’s community colleges finally figure out the threat that online education poses to their futures? If it is not this

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About time: Bipartisan anger over political use of public funds 2

Nov. 3, 2012 By Chris Reed Everywhere one looks in California, school districts are openly using government resources to lobby for Prop. 30, and supporters of the tax-hike measure don’t care if it is against the law. Situational ethics on

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