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California attorney general rebuked for stacking deck against fuel tax repeal

Continuing a longstanding bipartisan tradition, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra came under fire in July for ballot measure language considered to be grossly prejudicial by the measure’s proponents. And it didn’t take long for a state judge to agree with

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California Democrats spend significant campaign cash fighting each other because of Prop. 14

New figures on the November 2016 election cycle showed that Golden State Democrats continued to shell out substantial sums to compete with one another for elective office. Numbers taken from the California Secretary of State, and verified with Cal-Access campaign records, illustrate how

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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 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 19

Assemblyman: Russian interference should be taught in schools Maldonado passed over for secretary of Agriculture Bullet train survives another legal challenge, several more to go Becerra to enforce speedy-executions measure EPA questions CA’s vehicle-emission rules Good morning. Happy Thursday. We begin

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Many of California’s congressional Democrats skipping inauguration

At least 15 of the 39 House Democrats from California are planning to boycott the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump, according to multiple reports.  The reasons range from district work, to disdain for Trump, to responding to Twitter polls.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 13

Lawmaker targets Uber’s self-driving vehicles in new legislation  Scientists rebuke Coastal Commission over desalination Does Consumer Watchdog actually help lower insurance rates? Brown cuts doctors out of tobacco tax money Democratic lawmakers pushing for cap-and-trade extension Good morning! TGIF. One lesson

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 10

After SF rail system hack, concerns remain Recent storms wash away drought in Northern California, SoCal issues remain Crunch time for Raiders, Chargers Newsom pitches CEQA to fight Trump wall Tobacco tax proponents fined for failure to disclose Tom Steyer

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 9

Is the Legislature’s contract with Fmr. U.S. Atty. Gen. legal? CA bracing for no-growth future? Presumptive state AG to fight stop-and-frisk Solar power for all Trump Treasury pick praised in past  Good morning! Happy Monday. The struggle between the state

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