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Studies undercut Gov. Newsom’s claims on benefits of full-time kindergarten

Studies undercut Gov. Newsom’s claims on benefits of full-time kindergarten

By  Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes $750 million in new funding to help school districts shift from part-time to full-day kindergarten. Presently, 30 percent of districts only offer part-time kindergarten, as is allowed under state law, which provides such districts the same per-pupil funding as districts with full-day kindergarten. In interviews, Newsom has depicted the shift and […]

Second-largest CA firm may be preparing for move to Texas

Second-largest CA firm may be preparing for move to Texas

By Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com California could be on the brink of one of its biggest corporate defections yet with the signs that McKesson Corp. – the pharmaceutical giant that is sixth on the Fortune 500 list – is preparing to move its headquarters from San Francisco to the Dallas area. Apple is the only California company that’s bigger than […]

Farm Bureau, PETA Both Oppose Farm-Confinement Proposition

Farm Bureau, PETA Both Oppose Farm-Confinement Proposition

By Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com   Breaking News Farm Bureau, PETA both oppose farm-confinement proposition By CHRIS REED California voters’ support for farm animal rights was made clear in 2008 with the landslide victory of Proposition 2, which said animals could not be confined in a way that prevented them from turning around freely, lying down, […]

Water Bond Facing Unexpectedly Strong Opposition

Water Bond Facing Unexpectedly Strong Opposition

By Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com   At a time when many Democrats and Republicans alike believe often-drought-stricken California needs more water storage projects and infrastructure, an $8.9 billion bond measure that earlier this year seemed to be a sure thing now faces a somewhat less certain fate. The odds of passage are still strong. As a […]

Rent Control Proposition Proving Tough Sell Even to Democrats 08

Rent Control Proposition Proving Tough Sell Even to Democrats 08

By Chris Reed, Calwatchdog.com     With the cost of housing driving California’s emergence as the state with the highest percentage of impoverished households, it’s easy to see the appeal of rent control to key Democratic constituencies – starting with poor and lower-middle-income families, often minorities, who struggle paycheck to paycheck. This was why a diverse […]

SCOTUS denies CA death penalty suit

SCOTUS denies CA death penalty suit

. The Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit intent on overturning California’s death penalty regime on that grounds that it was too slow to be constitutional, drawing a rebuke from just one of their members.  “The case was brought by Richard D. Boyer, who has cited the stress of his long wait on death row […]

El Nino provides little relief outside of Northern California

El Nino provides little relief outside of Northern California

. Once-high hopes that a winter 2015-16 El Nino would lift California out of its 5-year-old drought have given way to a complex picture. Heavy winter snow and rains in the northern Sierras and the Sacramento Valley are providing widespread relief in Northern California. But farmers in the San Joaquin Valley and farmers and residents of […]

State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

. Not only is the number of Californians participating in the state’s federally funded food stamp program increasing, but the number of eligible recipients is decreasing, according to state and federal data. California for years has lagged behind the rest of the country in terms of participation. Tied for 48th in 2013, only 66 percent […]

Civil liberty groups fighting license suspensions for those guilty of “being poor”

Civil liberty groups fighting license suspensions for those guilty of “being poor”

. A band of civil liberties groups are demanding that California courts stop suspending drivers licenses for failure to pay traffic fines, a practice they argue overwhelmingly affects low-income drivers. A 2013 provision in the state budget offered major relief of fines due before Jan. 2013 but not for those after. So the ACLU of Northern California and others are calling […]

Anti-Israel movement faces pushback from University of California

Anti-Israel movement faces pushback from University of California
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