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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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Gov. Brown signs suite of gun-control bills

  New legislation on guns was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown and advanced on Capitol Hill, as California elected officials continued a concerted push for tighter regulations at both the state and federal level. To the satisfaction of state Democrats,

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Is Democratic CA senate leader’s ammo-sales bill legal?

Legislative Democrats pushed through a gun-control measure last week that is almost certain to be challenged in court — where it’ll have a tough time surviving — all for the sake of what some claim is a political grudge. The Legislature

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What initiatives are on the November ballot?

Voters have been warned for a while to be prepared for a seemingly never-ending series of ballot measures, and on Thursday the secretary of state released the final list of what initiatives qualified. Seventeen total. And while voters will read

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CA Democrats line up to back marijuana legalization

  The executive board of the California Democratic Party has endorsed recreational marijuana, throwing its support behind the ballot measure that has won the support of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Meeting recently in Long Beach, the board voted in favor of the

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 27

How far can a third party candidate go? Cops lost almost 1,000 guns Democratic leaders say spend Rainy Day Funds on cloudy days too Tom Steyer spending boosts gubernatorial bid Newsom, de León fight over gun control legacy  Good morning! 

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