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No, California Democrats didn’t ‘legalize’ child prostitution

A misleading column by Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Orange County, California about a new state prostitution law has sparked more inaccurate online reports taking off on social media.

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Anti-Prop. 53 campaign overplays disaster card in TV ad

Proposition 53, backed by wealthy Stockton-area farmer Dino Cortopassi, would require voter approval before California can issue more than $2 billion of revenue bonds for a single state project. This ad against it misleadingly imagines a worst-case scenario to suggest that the measure could have a broad impact on California infrastructure.

Capitol Alert

Is tax extension needed to prevent $4 billion in school cuts?

Proponents of a ballot measure to extend what voters were told would be temporary higher taxes in California correctly state that schools will benefit from Proposition 55. But the ad’s warning of $4 billion in cuts if the measure does not pass relies on an optimistic assumption of how much money the tax will raise.

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Tobacco companies mislead voters in radio ad

If you listen to the radio, you’ve probably heard a new ad from cigarette companies Phillip Morris and R.J. Reynolds that makes strong claims about a November ballot measure to increase tobacco taxes by $2. Following is the text of the ad and an analysis to sort fact from fiction.

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Drug price ad exaggerates initiative’s reach

A November initiative, which is drawing fierce opposition and a torrent of spending from the pharmaceutical industry, would bar state government entitles from spending more on a prescription drug than the lowest price paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Mailer attacks Steinberg over senator arrests, McKinley Village

A campaign mailer that landed in mailboxes Thursday attacks Sacramento mayoral candidate Darrell Steinberg for criminal charges brought against three Democratic state senators while Steinberg was leader of their caucus. The mailer also tries to use his support of the McKinley Village development in East Sacramento as an example of undue influence by a developer.

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Planned Parenthood rallies on California Capitol steps to oppose federal funding cuts

Legislators, activists and celebrities gather at the California state Capitol to support Planned Parenthood, which may face defunding under Donald Trump's administration.
Sammy Caiola scaiola@sacbee.com
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Planned Parenthood rallies on California Capitol steps to oppose federal funding cuts

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A look at the next 3 storms projected to hit Sacramento, Northern California

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Casey Taylor explains why he is leaving Del Oro