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California Legislature

NEWS: State Lawmakers Head to Maui for Annual Gatherings with Lobbyists

AllGov.com reports California lawmakers are gathering in Maui this month for two expense-defrayed conferences with the state’s most powerful companies, unions and lobbyists at the Independent Voter Project conference. While IVP claims there will be no actual lobbying, the conference will be held at a 5-star resort and legislators will be provided $2,800 to attend.

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NEWS: California Democrats seek higher revenue, more spending

The Associated Press reports rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers in California say they are agreeing to less spending than they wanted so they could pass the budget on time, but they will push for funding pet projects next year when they expect the state's tax revenue will be coming in higher than the Brown administration projects.

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NEWS: California Democrats turn to interest groups

MyDesert.com reports on a new analysis by the Center for Investigative Reporting showing that funds raised by Democrats in the California Legislature came from industries and interests that regularly lobby the Legislature and state agencies, with one third of the money raised coming from donors with addresses in Sacramento, where many major interest groups maintain a lobbying presence.

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NEWS: California Democrats back gun control, Prop 13 reforms

ABC 23 Bakersfield reports California Democrats adopted resolutions on Sunday affirming many of their biggest political goals, including changing California's landmark property tax limitation law, Proposition 13, supporting more gun control legislation and imposing a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for oil.

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EDITORIAL: Prop. 30? Who Cares? Tax-Hike Fever Is Back

Union Tribune's editorial criticizing Sacramento lawmakers who promised voters they would be spared any new push for higher taxes after Proposition 30's passage, only to push for a variety of new fees and taxes in the form of more than two dozen bills sent before the Legislature.

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