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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 20

Very brief debate recap Government worker union nearing a strike Attorney general launches Wells Fargo criminal probe Attack ad suggests Hanford congressman is vulnerable Why biz groups aren’t fighting tax increases on the ballot  Good morning. Quite the debate last

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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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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 15

Transparency ballot measure nearly unopposed Outside groups want transportation deal done in lame-duck Senate candidates fight over for-profit colleges, Trump University New law prevents renter blacklist Gov. Brown signs more environmental laws  Good Thursday morning! While the governor pumps out

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Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez race for U.S. Senate hits fever pitch

  With just a few months remaining in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Barbara Boxer, the struggle has sharpened between leading Northern Californian candidate Kamala Harris and the Southland’s Loretta Sanchez. Seeking an edge against her opponent, who’s leading,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 13

Brown signs farmworker overtime bill Issa’s congressional challenger previously accused of stalking ex-wife and more Former assemblyman sentenced to a year in federal custody for laundering bribes Renewable energy usage is up while natural gas is down  Will Prop. 53

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 9

Law curbing labor abuses abroad not working well How the state plans to reduce GHG emission levels by another 40 percent How the state defines disadvantaged communities Senate candidate goes on the attack San Diego congressman wants free tobacco for

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 8

Assemblywoman Garcia is a rising powerbroker and queenmaker New education assessment system coming soon State split on views of policing Coastal Commission opposes large SoCal development U.S. Senate candidates (finally) agree to a debate Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia is mere months

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Democratic Senate candidate courts the right, walks fine line

On the heels of a Los Angeles Times story saying she was making a play for voters on the right, Democratic Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez is pushing Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a bill increasing minimum penalties in sexual assault cases.

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate picks up another Republican endorsement

In her gambit to ride largely Latino and Republican support to the U.S. Senate, Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez picked up another high-profile endorsement on Thursday: Buck McKeon, the former Republican Congressman from Santa Clarita. McKeon and the Orange County Democrat

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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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