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Modesto Councilman Madrigal ducks questions over campaign spending

Modesto Councilman Tony Madrigal is refusing to provide receipts regarding campaign spending for purchases of less than $100 each, which are not itemized on campaign finance forms, saying he is not required to do so. But he has spent more on these purchases than the six other council members combined.

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Should a new tax help pay for safe drinking water? Yes

The California Rice Commission, the Western Growers Association and other agriculture industry leaders have stepped up to support Senate Bill 623 to provide emergency relief and also fund water treatment facilities. It calls for a small fee on residential water bills and a fee on farms.