One symptom of California’s housing crisis? State agency says someone making $200K deserves house-buying help. | CALmatters

When the California Housing Finance Agency was created in 1975 in Governor Jerry Brown’s first term, the mission was simple: help low- and moderate-income families buy their first home. Source: One symptom of California’s housing crisis? State agency says someone making $200K deserves house-buying help. | CALmatters
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A ‘rebellion’ mounts among community college professors as California pushes for change | The Sacramento Bee

California Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign a budget that includes significant changes for community colleges, including a new funding formula. Unhappy professors have passed votes of no confidence against Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley. Source: CA community college budget proposals spur faculty backlash | The Sacramento Bee
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Budget dispute hinders state crackdown on illicit marijuana market in California | LA Times

A dispute between the governor and lawmakers over how to pay for a crackdown on the illicit marijuana market in California has resulted in the $14 million for the effort being left out of a proposed budget, officials said. Source: Budget dispute hinders state crackdown on illicit marijuana market in California
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California’s Blue Wave watch: Why this graphic should worry Republicans | CALmatters

The preliminary count from California’s primary suggests that voters in certain high profile districts are much more inclined toward Democrats than they were in 2014. That may or may not foretell a “blue wave” in California, but it does show that Republicans have their work cut out for them. Source: California’s Blue Wave watch: Why […]
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Ca June primary election: California Influencers discuss | The Sacramento Bee

Participants in The California Influencers series for The Sacramento Bee and McClatchy discuss the June 2018 primary election. Many noted Donald Trump’s presidency didn’t motivate voters to turn out in significantly higher numbers. Source: Ca June primary election: California Influencers discuss | The Sacramento Bee
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Is Orange County fertile ground for the left? California Dems are counting on it | SFChronicle.com

Democrats’ hopes of retaking the House in November rest on a huge question in California: Can an all-out progressive appeal from a state party moving rapidly to the left flip Republican-held seats in areas where conservatives have long dominated? For Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, there’s an easy answer. Source: Is […]
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Activism is up in California. So why is primary turnout expected to be low?​ | The Sacramento Bee

California voting experts project only a third of registered voters will participate in the June 5, 2018 primary election. The outcome will shape who faces off in November for governor, attorney general, legislative and congressional seats. Source: CA primary election: Low voter turnout projected | The Sacramento Bee
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