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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 23

Snack tax may soon be back Voter fraud test Cap and trade suit vital to state’s environmental policies Newsom: Thiel gubernatorial run could be “intriguing” Voters removed much wiggle room from budget Good morning! A tax on snacks may soon be back. 

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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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Trump’s Republican National Convention chases CA dream

  Thanks to Donald Trump, California’s role at the Republican national convention in Cleveland has been dramatically expanded — out of proportion, some critics have suggested. The changes belied a calculated effort to shift the center of GOP gravity away

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CA’s nuclear power in doubt

Despite calls for a resurgence in nuclear power, California could soon shutter its effort to keep the alternative energy going. PG&E’s Diablo Canyon plant, the state’s last, has wound up in the crosshairs. As the Associated Press reported, “the company

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Berkeley shuts down Thiel’s free speech

As I detailed earlier, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement. I noted that, today, free speech largely has been extinguished at the University of California, Berkeley and other American campuses. They’re now just centers

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