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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 26

State, feds on collision course over “sanctuary” policies El Monte mayor can’t stop bonus pensions Federal funding for San Bernardino shooting relief in jeopardy State’s unfunded retirement benefits keep growing Drought conditions lowest since April 2013 Good morning. TGIT. If today

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Texas offers CA a road map in challenging Washington

President Trump’s signing of executive orders Wednesday to begin planning for construction of a wall along the Mexican border, to withhold federal funds from local governments that don’t cooperate with immigration authorities and to increase efforts to track down illegal

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California, Trump on collision course over sanctuary cities

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said his administration would block federal funding for cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration laws, with Democratic leaders in the state vowing to fight back. A handful of California cities, like Los Angeles and

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 17

Bullet train report prompts renewed criticism, investigations Trump unpopular in CA, but not all of his ideas Can’t predict ACA repeal impact without replacement in mind All Democratic eyes on Senator Feinstein Silicon Valley’s Thiel mulling gubernatorial run Good morning. The

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Assemblyman: Is Legislature’s contract with former U.S. Attorney General legal?

While the Legislature’s hiring of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder made headlines on Thursday, the move may violate the state Constitution, according to an California assemblyman. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, a Rocklin Republican, asked the California attorney general’s office on Friday

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Legislature’s top two Democrats hire former U.S. attorney general to fight Trump administration

The top two Democrats in the Legislature announced early Wednesday morning that they were hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as outside counsel in the ongoing fight with Republican President-elect Donald Trump. In a joint statement, Speaker Anthony Rendon,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 30

Brown struggles to get support for twin tunnels water project More than 800,000 undocumented immigrants issued CA driver’s licenses in last two years New no-cellphone-usage-while-driving law goes into effect Sunday When city retirement pays better than the job Senate leader’s political

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California-style dominance eludes Democrats nationwide

  At a moment of unprecedented dominance in California, Democrats woke up on Election Day to a painfully changed national landscape, raising sharp questions about how poorly their approach to outsized success on the west coast is translating in vast

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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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