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Auditor spurs calls to combat disabled-parking spot abuse

SACRAMENTO – California has nearly 25 million passenger vehicles, yet hands out a whopping 2.9 million disabled-person parking plates and placards. Anecdotal evidence – i.e., watching those healthy seeming drivers parking in the disabled spot in front of the Wal-Mart

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DMV truck-test backlog sparks bipartisan privatization bill

SACRAMENTO – California state officials are worried about a shortage of certified truck drivers to meet the state’s growing transportation needs, yet a reported testing backlog at the California Department of Motor Vehicles is undermining efforts to get more truckers on

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – November 1

DMV meltdown latest IT issue in the state CA guard can’t find a bunch of soldiers Assembly candidate says climate change good to hurt Muslims Study: Warm temps, not dry conditions, prompted weak 2015 snowfall Villaraigosa preparing for 2018 run for governor

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 31

Rules on driverless cars tick off industry Democratic voters looking to over-perform this cycle Republican brand is toxic in CA Big breaks to businesses equal billions of dollars How would legal pot in CA work with federal laws? Good morning

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 30

Farm worker OT bill awaits verdict from Gov. Brown Court ruling paves way for pension overhaul Mandatory minimums for certain sex crimes Liberal groups fight over legislative response to secret recordings High-speed rail under fire in Congress MADD v. DMV 

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