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L.A. Daily News/Opinion - May 25, 1:37 pm
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Why do billionaires care so much about charter schools?


The billionaires, apparently, we shall always have with us even when we decide how to run the state-funded schools where they rarely send their own kids. In the Los Angeles school board elections earlier this month, a number of billionaires, ...
In this article:
Eli Broad, Reed Hastings, minimum wage,

No one knows how many untested rape kits there are in California. This bill aims to fix that


Tens of thousands of rape kits are sitting on shelves in police and sheriffs department evidence rooms nationwide. And no one has tested them to see what crimes they could help solve. A bill by Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) would help ...
In this article:
David Chiu, Mike Gatto, Lorena Gonzalez, Elaine Howle,
Bills: AB 41,

Progressives decried Jimmy Gomez's 'coronation' in L.A.'s congressional primary. Now they're lining up behind him


If you asked Wendy Carrillo three months ago, the California Democratic Partys endorsement of Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in the crowded race for Los Angeles 34th Congressional District was a coronation, the result of dirty tricks being ...
In this article:
Assembly Democrats, Xavier Becerra, California Democratic Party, California Nurses Assn., Hillary Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Jimmy Gomez, Legislature, John A. Perez,

Jerry Brown rightly tags anti-tax motorists as 'freeloaders'


Jerry Brown fell into the snake-pit of contemporary American politics a couple of weeks ago when he referred to opponents of a new hike in gas taxes as freeloaders. … Click to Continue
In this article:
Arnold Schwarzenegger,

Colorado Editorial Roundup


The (Grand Junction) Daily Sentinel, May 23, on health care: If 'something better' than Obamacare is truly coming and it will be up to the U.S. Senate to make … Click to Continue
In this article:
Devin Nunes, Eric Swalwell,

Trump wants to cut funding for earthquake early warning system, which would likely kill project


The West Coast's earthquake early warning system would die under Trump's budget.
In this article:
Ken Calvert, Adam Schiff,

The Latest: Polls closing in Montana


The Latest on the misdemeanor assault case against Greg Gianforte, a Republican candidate for a Montana congressional seat in a special election Thursday. (all times local): 8:03 p.m. Montana polls … Click to Continue
In this article:
Duncan Hunter, Nancy Pelosi,

Ex-Clinton aide rips Russia for using her name in documents


'This is a deeply personal violation,' Amanda Renteria said.
In this article:
Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Loretta Lynch,

Teachers unions stick to bashing charter schools


California's teachers unions have long held an outsized influence on education policy, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into political campaigns and lobbying public officials over the past two decades.While they still wield considerable ...
In this article:
California Teachers Association, Fair Political Practices Commission,

Naomi Klein Discusses Our Environmental Future


Author delivers May 17 Granada Theatre speech on climate crisis.
In this article:
green jobs, minimum wage,

California Chief Justice: Governor Brown still unpredictable


California's Supreme Court chief justice says after six years she still hasn't quite figured out Gov. Jerry Brown. Tani Cantil-Sakauye (TAN'-ee KAN'-teel sah-kah-OOH'-ay) said Thursday that she didn't know what … Click to Continue
In this article:
Tani Cantil-Sakauye,

Secure Choice retirement program up against powerful federal law


An unprecedented state law meant to create 401(k)-style retirement accounts for millions of private-sector workers in California now faces a daunting obstacle to ever being implemented: one of the most
In this article:
John Chiang,
Bills: SB 1234,

Transit officials reject LA-area freeway tunnel


A plan to build a nearly 5-mile tunnel linking two Los Angeles-area freeways after decades of bitter dispute appeared dead Thursday after regional transportation officials rejected the idea. Directors of … Click to Continue
In this article:
Chris Holden, Adam Schiff, Hilda L. Solis,

No funding plan doesn't stop lawmakers from moving health care bill along


A California Senate committee tasked with reviewing bills that spend state money passed a $400 billion universal health care proposal Thursday with no funding plan. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, … Click to Continue
In this article:
Toni Atkins, Patricia Bates, California Democratic Party, California Nurses Association, Ricardo Lara, Legislature, Jim Nielsen, universal health care, David Wolfe,
Bills: SB 562,

California Senate, Assembly advance their own plans on how to spend tobacco tax revenue


A California Senate committee tasked with reviewing bills that spend state money passed a $400 billion universal health care proposal Thursday with no funding plan. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, … Click to Continue
In this article:
Legislature, H.D. Palmer, Anthony Wright,

Back to the shop: Why California is telling Volkswagen to retool spending plan


Volkswagens plan to promote electric cars in California, part of its penalty for a massive air-pollution scandal, is being sent back for repairs because state officials say it doesnt do … Click to Continue
In this article:
Air Resources Board, Stanley Young,

It's been 10 years since Congress raised the minimum wage


Congress hasn't raised the minimum wage in 10 years. Democrats on Capitol Hill decided to mark the occasion by introducing a bill that probably won't pass.
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Hillary Clinton, Legislature, minimum wage, Nancy Pelosi,

California needs to stop letting farm-water suppliers ignore the law


Agriculture accounts for roughly 80 percent of the water used by people in California. Roughly because, unlike urban water districts, farm-water suppliers reveal little about how much of the states … Click to Continue
Bills:
AB 1667,

Senate President Kevin de Lon is busy raising campaign funds " but for what office?


Agriculture accounts for roughly 80 percent of the water used by people in California. Roughly because, unlike urban water districts, farm-water suppliers reveal little about how much of the states … Click to Continue
In this article:
California Democratic Party, Ed Hernandez,

The case for protecting America's intelligence agency whistleblowers


The Follow the Rules Act, which passed in the House of Representatives this month, would expand the protections against retaliation that are currently given to whistleblowers who refuse to violate federal laws. Under this bill, those protections...
In this article:
Dianne Feinstein, Darrell Issa, John McCain,

Top House, Senate Dems ask Interior not to eliminate national monuments


Top Democrats in the House and Senate urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in a l...
In this article:
Nancy Pelosi,

California Democrats did far more than flip off Trump


While The Bees editorial (Flipping off Trump wont help win White House, May 23) chose to focus on a few colorful moments of the California Democratic Party Convention, the three-day … Click to Continue
In this article:
California Democratic Party, Legislature, minimum wage,
Bills: SB 562,

Trump's loose lips drive allies to reassess U.S. access to intel


President Donald Trumps loose lips arent just causing him political trouble anymore. Now theyre putting at risk vital global intelligence sharing with allies whose spies have helped thwart terrorist attacks … Click to Continue
In this article:
Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff,

After-school program funding is vital to public safety: Guest commentary


All of our officers at the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles School Police Department are committed to community and student safety, and are dedicated supporters of offering constructive activities for youth after the school day ...
In this article:
Connie Leyva, Los Angeles Unified School District, minimum wage,
Bills: SB 78,

Volkswagen's clean car plan falls short in low-income neighborhoods, California regulators say


All of our officers at the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles School Police Department are committed to community and student safety, and are dedicated supporters of offering constructive activities for youth after the school day ...
In this article:
Air Resources Board, Dean Florez,

Single-payer bill advances but big questions on how it would be funded remain


All of our officers at the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles School Police Department are committed to community and student safety, and are dedicated supporters of offering constructive activities for youth after the school day ...
In this article:
Toni Atkins, Ricardo Lara,
Bills: SB 562,

Effort to end 'free speech zones' on California campuses comes up short


All of our officers at the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles School Police Department are committed to community and student safety, and are dedicated supporters of offering constructive activities for youth after the school day ...
In this article:
Kevin Baker, Legislature, Melissa Melendez, Jim Nielsen,
Bills: SB 472,

The proposed budget could end wasteful VA research


When discussing Donald Trumps presidency, the word controversial comes to mind for many. Trumps 2018 budget proposal is no exception to this categorization. In recent years, the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has...
In this article:
Ted Lieu, Ed Royce,

Trump's Approval Rating Sinks Among Independents


The president's approval rating has dropped 11 percentage points among independents since he took office.
In this article:
Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff,

House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault


WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana's special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground....
In this article:
Hillary Clinton, Duncan Hunter, Nancy Pelosi,

Metro takes 710 tunnel project off the table, will use money for local street fixes


LOS ANGELES >> In a historic vote, the governing board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously rejected an extension of the 710 Freeway Thursday, saying building a multi-billion dollar tunnel would not ...
In this article:
Eric Garcetti, Brian Kelly, Anthony Portantino,


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