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Californians consider moving due to rising housing costs, poll finds

A majority of voters in California have considered moving due to rising housing costs, according to new findings from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies, with 1 in 4 saying that if they moved it would be out of the state

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San Diego mayor offers suggestions for future of state GOP

SACRAMENTO – Even Republicans admit the state GOP is something of a rudderless ship these days. The party doesn’t control any constitutional offices. Democrats have supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature. Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley,

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State agency loses again in bid to expand clout of collective bargaining

For the second time in five years, state courts have rejected attempts by the California Public Employees Relations Board to sharply expand the sweep and power of state collective bargaining laws. Last week, a three-judge panel of the fourth state

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 25

Brown defiant and conciliatory in State of the State Cap and trade under pressure San Diego mayor pledges support for Mexico amid Trump talk Should kids be able to testify in custody cases? Becerra sworn in as Attorney General Good

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 18

Many CA House Democrats boycotting inauguration San Diego spent millions on retirees who came back to work A bill to help pot growers to pay taxes Lack of oversight at the BOE Water rules stay in place … for now Good

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 11

Brown budget projects deficit CA Democrats spent $90 million on intra-party campaigns in 2016 San Diego settles public comment lawsuit Donations from developers may be banned in L.A. Zuckerberg brings in bipartisan political bigwigs Good morning. Happy Hump Day! One

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San Diego council chief trying to quickly push through Airbnb ‘ban’

A common spectacle takes place at the state Capitol at the end of every session. Legislative leaders who have been unsuccessful advancing their bills through the usual system move them ahead instead through the gut-and-amend process. Language from an innocuous

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – October 18

State watchdog agency pushes for licensing reform Another Bob Filner allegation Lt. Gov. Newsom says mega Dem. donor Steyer is running for governor Legalized pot would prompt DUI concerns Election stress is a real condition now Good morning. Since it’s only

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New law clears way for redevelopment’s return

Five years ago, when state courts upheld Gov. Jerry Brown’s and the Legislature’s move to shut down redevelopment in California and seize $1.7 billion in redevelopment funds from local agencies around the state, Brown’s crusade won cheers from many of

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – September 23

Is another NFL team joining the Rams in Los Angeles?  Los Angeles City Council to battle high-speed rail? CA doing little to keep guns from felons and others disqualified Pot legalization political funding is difficult to track Ballot measures explained in haiku

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