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Gov. Brown signs controversial farmworker overtime bill

By 2022, California’s agriculture workers will have the same overtime pay structure as most other employees in the state after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure into law on Monday. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, took to Twitter to

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Farmworker overtime passes easy test in Senate, faces challenge in Assembly

As expected, a bill expanding overtime pay for farmworkers passed the Senate on Monday along party lines. It moves to the Assembly next, where it died earlier this year. While farmworkers do get overtime, there is a much higher threshold than

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – August 10

Gut and amend going nowhere UC Davis chancellor guilty of ego San Diego Republicans run from Trump Bill considers campaign contribution limits on BOE members Stockton mayor chairs first meeting post arrest  Good morning and happy Hump Day. In anticipation

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Gut and amend going nowhere, Assembly speaker says

Even as a measure to end the most egregious offenses waits for voters in November, even as the procedure is discouraged by leadership and even as the move is prohibited by the Legislature’s rules, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon will continue

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – June 14

Lawmakers look to increase gun restrictions, but will that work? Car tax increase Climate agenda going up in smoke? Lawmakers to redefine rape Gut and amend on ballot measures? Good morning and happy Tuesday! In the wake of the tragic

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‘Gut and amend’ tactics OK for ballot measures?

Gov. Jerry Brown has gotten the go-ahead to put his revised criminal justice reform measure on the November ballot after a 6-1 California Supreme Court ruling last week. The original version focused on juvenile justice reforms. The new version would

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CA transparency reform initiative filed

A new state ballot initiative aimed at bringing greater transparency to Sacramento has been filed with the attorney general’s office. Charles Munger, Jr., one of the state GOP’s most substantial activists and donors, linked up with former state Sen. Sam

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Gut and amend time

“Laws are like sausages. You should never see them made,” is a variant on a saying by Otto von Bismarck. The old Prussian has been dead 116 years, but if he came back he certainly would recognize the California Legislature’s

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Legislature launches legislation frenzy

The California State Legislature, in a frenzy before recessing, considered about 400 bills in just four days this week. As CalWatchdog.com readers know, lawmakers weighed hugely impactful legislation. Among the most notable legislation: Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison plan; several gun

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Legislature guts another transparency bill 1

May 2, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — In a move which disregarded the very issue in the bill, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 killed an important transparency bill Tuesday before it was even heard. Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen, R- Modesto, hadn’t even testified

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