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Longtime GOP Congressmen Darrell Issa, Ed Royce announce retirement

California Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce have announced that they will not seek re-election in 2018, joining a wave of other GOP lawmakers stepping down ahead of the midterm races. “While my service to California’s 49th district will

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CA House GOPers gain concessions in federal tax bill – but are they enough?

A Republican congressional conference committee wrapped up work Wednesday on a massive tax overhaul bill that would cut taxes by $1.5 trillion over 10 years and includes several concessions designed to win support from the 28 GOP House members from

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Roll Call: 5 California House incumbents at risk of election defeat

The latest update of Roll Call’s Inside Election analysis says five California House incumbents face difficult re-election bids, and they’re all Republicans. This reflects national polls that suggest Democrats may regain control of the House in 2018 because of the unpopularity

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California politicians react to GOP tax plan

House Republicans unveiled a massive tax overhaul last week which would disproportionately affect California taxpayers. The GOP proposal would halve the Mortgage Interest Deduction for new mortgages while also preventing taxpayers from deducting local and state taxes from their federal

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 16

Issa leading bipartisan push for high-skilled visa overhaul Bullet train costs skyrocketing The battle lines in CA vs. Trump Education spending may rise as districts cut A new union dues case coming up? Good morning. Happy Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rep. Darrell Issa leads bipartisan push for visa reform

  With contending pieces of legislation now up for consideration in Congress, California has returned to the national spotlight on one of the most contentious immigration issues — special visas granted by the federal government to attract foreign talent. Long critiqued

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 5

CA cities’ pension costs rise to meet CalPERS expectations SD mayor running for governor? Legislator wants to move state’s primary date  University of California wants to raise tuition Rep. Issa proposes high-skilled visa overhaul Good morning! TGIT. We begin this

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 1

Darrell Issa sues opponent Statewide teacher shortage persists FBI still trying to answer key questions from San Bernardino terror attack Water conservation plan unveiled Moderate Democrats in Sacramento may reject new taxes Good morning. TGIT. Welcome to December. The election

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 29

Mr. Issa goes (back) to Washington Democrats grab legislative supermajorities Police-reform spotlight shines on the local level CalPERS misses Wells Fargo warning signs Startup aims to end dial-for-dollars How CA became so blue Good morning. Happy Tuesday. The Associated Press

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Voters send Darrell Issa back to Congress

Darrell Issa is projected to win a ninth term in Congress, according to the Associated Press, despite an unexpectedly strong challenge in an unpredictable election cycle. The Vista Republican, who had been a constant thorn in the side of the

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