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Californians approve of Brown, Obama and CA — country, not so much

A majority of Californians approve of the job Gov. Jerry Brown is doing and think the state is on the right track, according to several Field Polls released this week.  But the same correlation doesn’t extend to the perception of President Barack

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Sanchez has uphill climb for Senate even after encouraging poll, endorsements

New polling and a surprise endorsement light up the path to victory for Loretta Sanchez’s quest for the U.S. Senate — but both also illustrate the challenges ahead. Sanchez — a Democratic congresswoman from Orange County — is hoping to

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 15, 2016 0

Breaking News CalWatchdog Morning Read – April 15, 2016 By CalWatchdog Staff Hello, everybody! A California appeals court on Thursday reversed a two-year-old landmark decision that upended teacher tenure laws. The Vergara case challenged several state laws establishing layoff procedures based on

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Voters want better roads, payment uncertain

A new Field Poll found California registered voters want more construction and repairs to the state’s shaky road system. But they’re stuck before a fork in the road when it comes to paying for them. A whopping 71 percent favor

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New poll reveals Californians’ low approval of Congress

A new Field Poll shows Californians have maintained their recent disdain for the U.S. Congress. During 2000-2003, approval was as high as 50 percent. Today it’s just 18 percent. That’s actually up a little, from the 10 percent to 13 percent

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Field Poll: Dems win in CA, schools chief close

It isn’t over till it’s over, Yogi Berra famously said. But in California’s partisan statewide races, it might be just about over for Republican challengers to Democrats. But the nonpartisan race for superintendent of public instruction remains too close to

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Poll: CA likes insurance price controls, Covered CA

A new Field Poll shows strong support for Proposition 45, which will give the state insurance commissioner, Davy Jones, even stronger powers to regulate health insurance. The race is just heating up. And insurance companies are running ads against it.

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Democrats mostly silent on UC strike amid declining union approval

As public opinion in California turns against labor unions, few Democrat politicians — most of whom rely on union support to win elections — have publicly embraced workers at the University of California. 21,000 members of AFSCME 3299 are planning a five-day

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Californians turning on unions

People with too much power are setting themselves up for a fall. In democracies, voters sometimes decide things, punishing one group with too much power, while rewarding others with less power. So it was inevitable that Californians would turn against

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Leg committee hearing: Prop. 30 a loser 18

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on the propositions on the November ballot. Oct. 8, 2012 By Dave Roberts Proposition 30 is either a vital lifeline for budget-ravaged schools and social services. Or it’s unnecessary taxation

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