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NEWS: DMHC, Blue Shield Announce Data Breach Affecting 18K Calif. Doctors

A recent data breach involving the state Department of Managed Health Care and Blue Shield of California resulted in the accidental release of 18,000 doctors' social security numbers, reports California Healthline. A series of data breaches involving state agencies have led some people to question whether confidential information maintained by the government is truly secure.

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OPINION: Stop the hidden cap-and-trade tax on fuel

Ontario businessman B.J. Patterson writes in the Daily Bulletin that the unelected California Air Resources Board has plans to enact a cap and trade tax that will raise gas prices up to 70 cents a gallon. Patterson calls on citizens to encourage their representatives to postpone implementation of the tax, which is currently set to take effect at the beginning of 2015.

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NEWS: Federal audit faults California exchange for lax enrollment practices

The Los Angeles Times reports California's Obamacare exchange has come under criticism by a Federal audit that found not enough was being done to prevent fraud and identify inaccuracies in applications. State officials say they are improving their quality controls, but people whose applications were approved without adequate review may find themselves subject to unexpected charges.

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NEWS: Former CalPERS CEO Buenrostro plans to plead guilty in pension corruption case

Fred Buenrostro, who formerly served as chief executive of CalPERS, a state retirement fund, is planning to plead guilty to corruption charges, his lawyer says. The Sacramento Bee reports Buenrostro is accused of accepting bribes, forging letters and engaging in conspiracy in association with $3 billion in investments with Apollo Global Management, a major Wall Street firm.

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OPINION: Billionaire’s energy tax crusade is risky business for unions

Environmentalist billionaire Tom Steyer arrived in Washington recently to launch a $100 million campaign to elect Democrats who will make global warming their top priority. However, Steyer could split Democrats by alienating blue-collar union members whose jobs would be endangered by Steyer's policy goals, argues Jason Stverak in Watchdog.org.

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