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California leaders embrace fossil-fuel divestment

Actions taken in recent days by the University of California Board of Regents, Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Treasurer Fiona Ma have ushered in a new era of pension divestment to take a stand against fossil fuels. Jagdeep Singh Bachher,

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New proposal would provide banking access for cannabis industry

Four months after a high-profile effort to find a way to provide California’s legal marijuana industry with access to financial services ended in failure, state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and state Treasurer Fiona Ma are back with a new

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – May 18

Treasurer Chiang will run for governor Graduation rates rise Sen. Feinstein seeks compromise, drought relief Death penalty still divides Water agency seeks record fine Good morning! Happy Hump Day.  It’s Twitterficial. Democratic state Treasurer John Chiang is running for governor, he announced

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Three Democratic lawmakers make intentions for statewide office Twitterficial

Nothing is official until it’s on Twitter, which is why several Democrats today announced their candidacies for higher office Tuesday in the Twittersphere. Treasurer John Chiang made it official that he would be running for governor after announcing he was

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CA considers state pot bank

Grappling with the regulatory challenges faced by liberalizing marijuana laws, California officials floated the idea of a state-run bank for the cannabis industry. The plan, which would have struck many observers as outlandish just a few years ago, arose in

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The Complete Guide to John Burton’s Tirades, Outbursts and Expletives 18

Sept. 4, 2012 By John Hrabe California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton kicked off the Democratic National Convention Monday by comparing Republicans with Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels

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