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    State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, asks colleagues to approve SB 1322 in June 2016. Under the bill, which took effect Monday, a minor engaged in prostitution will be treated as a victim and not arrested. Those soliciting the sex and those arranging the clients can still be charged with crimes. Video courtesy of the California Channel.

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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.

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

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Tobacco companies mislead voters in radio ad

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Mailer attacks Steinberg over senator arrests, McKinley Village

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