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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 28

Senate leader’s Prop. 63 endorsement is conditional Post-election transportation session in Sacramento? 2012 pension reforms haven’t paid off Pentagon stops demanding payback of enlistment bonuses State government pays women 80 cents on the dollar compared to men Good morning. TGIF.

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Senate leader’s endorsement of Prop. 63 ammo measure lacks backstory

When Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon endorsed Proposition 63 last week, he didn’t mention the endorsement was conditional. This summer, the Los Angeles Democrat ushered through the Legislature a measure that substantially amends in advance the ballot measure’s

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 18

State watchdog agency pushes for licensing reform Another Bob Filner allegation Lt. Gov. Newsom says mega Dem. donor Steyer is running for governor Legalized pot would prompt DUI concerns Election stress is a real condition now Good morning. Since it’s only

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San Francisco inequality breeds political unease

  As San Francisco’s sharp inequality draws national attention this election year, California Democrats have begun to question how to explain their role in fostering — and reversing — the trend. The gulf between the progressive city’s richest and poorest,

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CA gun control repeal effort builds

  Gun rights groups have turned up the heat on Sacramento’s newest firearms restrictions, mounting an effort to repeal seven fresh laws through the ballot this election year.  “The group ‘Veto Gunmageddon’ needs to collect 360,000 signatures for each measure

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Why Prop. 47 fiscal critique may hurt Brown’s Prop. 57 push

Proposition 47 — the 2014 state ballot measure recategorizing many felonies as misdemeanors — has already faced heavy criticism. Prosecutors and police chiefs across California say it is behind a wave of petty crimes as offenders who previously were locked

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 26

  Women stand to make only modest gains in Legislature in November Gavin Newsom has habit of plagiarism Housing solution: Building units in back yards? Local governments to further restrict new development “Where did California’s savings from reducing drug penalties go?” 

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 21

FBI data collection program exposed FPPC would require suspected lobbyists to prove who pays them Brown backpedals on construction pay Democratic Lt. Gov. is having a blast at Republican convention The man behind Prop. 53 Good morning, so close to

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CA property tax revenue surges despite Prop. 13

Proposition 13 — the 1978 ballot measure setting property taxes at 1 percent of assessed value and limiting annual increases in property taxes to 2 percent for homes and businesses which don’t change owners — is perhaps the most controversial

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