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Legislature mostly mum on lawmaker accused of domestic violence

Following the news that the wife of Asm. Roger Hernández had filed a temporary restraining order against the West Covina Democrat, a lone colleague was questioning whether he should remain in a leadership position in the Assembly. It wasn’t the newly chosen Speaker

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Committee passes double holiday pay bill

A bill requiring California businesses to provide double pay for employees working on Thanksgiving and Christmas recently passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, despite concerns that it will further hurt the state’s business climate and may be unconstitutional. Assemblywoman

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Four bills could wrap charter schools in red tape

Since their introduction in California 23 years ago, charter schools have grown like kudzu. According to the California Charter Schools Association, the state now boasts 1,184 charter schools, teaching an estimated 547,800 students. Charters are public schools that generally work

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Assemblywoman Grove raises union power issue

  Did a Democratic legislator take labor union money in exchange for a union-sponsored bill? That possibility was raised on the Assembly floor Aug. 28 by Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, R-Bakersfield, in connection with a bill authored by Assemblyman Roger Hernandez,

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Election: Dems could lose 2/3 Assembly control

Democrats, who seized two-thirds control of the California Assembly in 2012, will have a tough time repeating the task this November. In Tuesday’s low turnout primary election, more than a half dozen members of the State Assembly — all Democrats — fell below

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Democratic lawmakers again kill work flex bill 17

In what has become an annual tradition in Sacramento, Democratic legislators have killed a bill to provide more flexibility in the hours that employees work. “Assembly Bill 907 would have allowed Californians to work more than eight hours in a

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Special interest union bill may die in Assembly 3

May 29, 2013 By Katy Grimes Occasionally the Legislature gets it right and kills a bad bill. Today may be one of those days. AB 1333 by Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, is an ugly piece of special interest legislation.

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As CA eyes big-box ban, Wal-Mart fan ascends at White House 5

May 29, 2013 By Chris Reed As hard left as it can seem, even the Obama administration isn’t as doctrinaire as the leftists who dominate Sacramento. As I have written about several times for Cal Watchdog, state Democrats and even

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Obama economist: Wal-Mart a ‘progressive force,’ not anti-poor 2

May 3, 2013 By Chris Reed As Dan Walters notes, unions are once again pushing for onerous new restrictions on Wal-Mart selling groceries in California, and once again Gov. Jerry Brown will have to end up playing the role of

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