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University of California scandal could lead to fallout in Legislature, governor’s race

University of California Regents have bought UC President Janet Napolitano’s story about how her office came to interfere with an audit of its performance ordered by the state Legislature, with regents saying they were disappointed by the scandal but prepared

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New poll gives early look at races for California governor and U.S. Senate

The hot-button issues for Californians heading to the ballot box next year will be economic and state-centric, according to the latest USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Poll. When asked what the most important problem today was, 22 percent cited the high cost

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Democratic candidates for California governor reveal positions on single-payer health care and education

The 2018 governor’s race got off to an informal start last week with candidate forums in Anaheim and San Francisco. Former San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom leads all gubernatorial candidates in polling and fundraising. A September Berkeley IGS survey showed he

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L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti announces he won’t run for California governor 

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Sunday night that he will not enter the California governor’s race, posting on Twitter that he wants to continue the work he is doing at City Hall. “We have a lot of work left to do

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Gavin Newsom announces new plan calling for housing boom

SACRAMENTO – If the past is any guide, California’s Legislature will declare its recently passed housing-affordability package a success and move on to the many other priorities that dominate Capitol discussions once lawmakers return in January. But the housing package

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Will L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti join crowded 2018 governor’s race?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s landslide re-election win Tuesday led to inevitable speculation that he would join the crowded 2018 Democratic gubernatorial field. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, with his high profile and access to the deep-pockets of Bay Area and

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 23

Snack tax may soon be back Voter fraud test Cap and trade suit vital to state’s environmental policies Newsom: Thiel gubernatorial run could be “intriguing” Voters removed much wiggle room from budget Good morning! A tax on snacks may soon be back. 

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 10

After SF rail system hack, concerns remain Recent storms wash away drought in Northern California, SoCal issues remain Crunch time for Raiders, Chargers Newsom pitches CEQA to fight Trump wall Tobacco tax proponents fined for failure to disclose Tom Steyer

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 6

New session brings plan for bail reform Brown, Becerra take measured approach to Trump Report: Trump administration could be good for CA economy New bill would track law enforcement weapons  Former state senator falls up in game of political musical

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New legislative session puts bail-bonds industry under microscope

SACRAMENTO – At a press conference in the Capitol on Monday morning, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom explained that although he has long championed various reforms to the state’s criminal-justice system, he had in the past rarely even thought about

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