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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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CA GOP weathers hard-fought challenges to incumbents

  After weeks of fearing the worst, relief washed over vulnerable Republicans hoping to remain part of California’s congressional delegation. Despite a dogged effort by Democrats hoping to capitalize on Donald Trump’s unpopularity in the Golden State, their challengers fell short,

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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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Here’s 10 things about Tuesday’s election

Tuesday’s election upended everything most experts thought they knew about politics, when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the next president with one of the most unconventional campaigns ever.  But down the ballot, 10 things stood out. Nearly 50,000 people

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