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$15 an hour minimum wage is pure fiction

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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California lawmakers OK $15 minimum wage

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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NY state in tentative deal to raise minimum wage toward $15 an hour

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

by PTSSTAFFING 91 days ago   Respond   Read article

California Senate approves measure to raise minimum wage to $15

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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 $50,000 Reward Offered In Boyle Heights Drive-By Shooting That Injured 10-Year-Old Girl

Police and city officials Thursday highlighted a $50,000 reward being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of whoever wounded a 10-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights, then drove away laughing. »Read

In this article: Jose Huizar, Michael Lopez
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 California Democrats rush to approve gun-control measures

The California Legislature on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown 12 gun-control measures as Democratic lawmakers try a last-ditch effort to convince Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to drop a proposed ballot initiative. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Craig DeLuz, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Evan Westrup
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 Making diapers more affordable is a big deal

Bills before Legislature would help poor families with diaper costsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics backs measures to cut down on medical care of infantsMany day care centers won’t allow babies without diaper supplies … Click to Continue ... »Read

In this article: Jimmy Gomez, Lorena Gonzalez, Legislature
Bills: AB 492, AB 717,
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 California lawmakers send broad package of gun control bills to Gov. Jerry Brown

Updates on California politics: State lawmakers vote on gun control package, D-Day for ballot measures June 30, 2016, 2:21 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, James Nielsen
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 Garcetti nominates attorney Cynthia McClain-Hill to Police Commission

An attorney and public policy strategist could become the latest member of the Los Angeles Police Commission, replacing a longtime commissioner whose second term is expiring. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday that he had nominated Cynthia ... »Read

In this article: Fair Political Practices Commission, Eric Garcetti, Cynthia McClain-Hill
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 Will pot initiative energize Sanders supporters to vote in November?

After Sanders lost primary, many thought young supporters would not votePPIC survey says 82 percent of Sanders likely voters support legalizing marijuanaSanders voters will also have important implications on tax initiatives this fall … Click ... »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, PPIC, Loretta Sanchez
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 Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

With Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the House will vote next week on a GOP proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms. However, the plan ... »Read

In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi
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 California gun bill heads to Gov. Brown's desk

The California Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would ban the possession of any high-capacity gun magazines, sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk for approval. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Loni Hancock
Bills: SB 1446,
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 How a lack of women at the table hurt working families

A smart family leave bill dies mysteriously in committeeGrudge against women’s caucus may have played a partBut at least eight important panels have no women – why not? … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Family Leave, Legislature, Eric Linder, Kevin McCarty, Jim Patterson, Tony Thurmond
Bills: SB 1166,
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 SEIU Local 1000 board approves $143,000 stipend for top leaders

President Yvonne Walker receives nearly $59,000 stipendThree vice presidents also get raisesThree of four top leaders vote in favor of their own pay boost … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Board of Equalization, SEIU, Yvonne Walker
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 Negotiations fail in Actors' Equity 99-seat theater dispute; both sides head for court

Negotiations to resolve a minimum wage dispute between Actors’ Equity Assn. and a group led by actor Ed Asner have failed and the parties are headed to court, according to a statements released by both sides this week. At the center of the lawsuit ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, minimum wage
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 California voters face numerous ballot measures in November

As many as 18 questions will compete for voters' attention in November during a red-hot presidential campaign that also includes picking the state's first new U.S. senator in a generation. Thursday is the deadline for the secretary ... »Read

In this article: Sam Blakeslee, Jerry Brown, cigarette tax, Legislature, Charles Munger, Gavin Newsom, Thomas F. Steyer, water
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 California lawmakers send sweeping gun package to Jerry Brown

Brown suggested he would sign some, veto othersKevin de León, Gavin Newsom shadow box over policyBills would deal with so-called bullet-button loophole … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Rob Bonta, Jerry Brown, Mike Gipson, Steven Glazer, Shannon L. Grove, Isadore Hall, Loni Hancock, Legislature, Gavin Newsom, Phil Ting
Bills: AB 1135, AB 1176, AB 1511, AB 857, AB 1673, AB 1674, AB 1695, SB 880, SB 894, AB 2607, SB 1235, SB 1446,
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 California attorney general subpoenas oil refiners in gas-price probe

State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has issued subpoenas to oil refiners as part of an investigation into unusually high gasoline prices in California during the last year. California drivers paid pump prices that were as much as $1.50 higher than the ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Jamie Court, Energy Commission, Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez
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 California voters will see crowded November ballot

California is again testing how much democracy is too much. »Read

In this article: Sam Blakeslee, Jerry Brown, cigarette tax, Legislature, Charles Munger, Gavin Newsom, Thomas F. Steyer, water
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 The Latest: Assembly asks Brown to call homeless emergency

The Latest on action at the California Legislature (all times local): … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Gavin Newsom
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 Hang glider crash kills man in San Bernardino Mountains

A 64-year-old man was killed in a hang glider crash at Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains. … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, CalPERS, Gavin Newsom
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 Jerry Brown likely to take mixed action on guns before European vacation

California governor plans to act on gun bills by FridayTrip abroad includes Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, UkraineBrown: “I’m going because my wife likes vacations more than I do” … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, George Marcu
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 Los Angeles homeless proposal: $1.2 billion measure on ballot

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to place a $1.2 billion bond measure before voters to raise money to fight homelessness. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Alex Tourk
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 US Attorney General Loretta Lynch continues LA visit with Facebook event

LOS ANGELES >> U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch continues the final portion of her national 'Community Policing Tour' today, taking part in a Facebook Live town hall from the social media site's Playa Vista campus.Today's event will be moderated ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Loretta Lynch
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 Abortion? Immigration? No, court's biggest rulings are yet to come: Susan Shelley

Have the U.S. Supreme Court's latest decisions thrown a few more curves into the weird, twisting path of the 2016 presidential election?Probably so. Some of the court's decisions could directly affect turnout, while others may have a dramatic effect ... »Read

In this article: California Teachers Association, Hillary Clinton, Susan Shelley
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 House could vote on gun bill next week - but not the one Democrats support

Any House bill would be more likely to resemble a GOP alternative that would give federal officials three days to go to court to block a gun sale to a suspected terrorist. »Read

In this article: John Lewis, Nancy Pelosi
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 What's going on with these tax hikes for homeless programs, anyway?

Los Angeles’ political leaders have a $1.8-billion plan for addressing the city’s homelessness crisis. To carry it out, they need money. So this week, the City Council prepared two property tax increases for the Nov. 8 ballot. Yet they only ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar
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 America Needs a New Peace Movement"Especially if Clinton Wins in November

Tom HaydenAnother escalation, especially in Syria, is the present danger. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Barbara Lee, Barack Obama, water, Maxine Waters
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 Lawmakers send governor bill to expand seizure of guns from persons judged dangerous

Updates on California politics: Becerra hosts gun control discussion, Steyer mum on gubernatorial run until fall June 30, 2016, 10:13 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're ... »Read

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Legislature, Dan Newman, Gavin Newsom, James Nielsen, Daniel Reeves
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 Peter Thiel Meets the Press

Leslie SavanAnd how Donald Trump is woven into what may be one of the largest First Amendment cases in history. »Read

In this article: Proposition 8, Andrew Ross
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 Dodgers to put Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list

Clayton Kershaw received an epidural injection on Wednesday to combat the ongoing discomfort in his lower back, and the Dodgers are preparing for him to miss an extended period of time. He is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list in the ... »Read

In this article: Dave Roberts, Bob Watkins
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 U.S. Senate Candidate Loretta Sanchez Announces Higher Education Agenda

Los Angeles – Today, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, candidate to replace retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, met with college students and graduates to discuss her higher education priorities that she will pursue in the United States Senate. The ... »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Loretta Sanchez
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 Dodgers put Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list

Clayton Kershaw received an epidural on Wednesday to combat the ongoing discomfort in his lower back, and the Dodgers are preparing for him to miss an extended period of time. He is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list in the next two ... »Read

In this article: Dave Roberts, Bob Watkins
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 How much time should teacher tenure take?

To the editor: George Skelton’s column brings to mind the educational reform movement of 1983 when California Sen. Gary K. Hart (D-Santa Barbara) authored a bill eliminating the rights of probationary teachers to have hearings regarding ... »Read

In this article: Susan Bonilla, George Skelton
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 California gun control: Legislature poised to pass raft of new restrictions on firearms owners

Summary goes here across three lines so knock yourself out »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Gavin Newsom
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 State gun laws: Raft of new rules poised to pass

Summary goes here across three lines so knock yourself out »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Legislature, Gavin Newsom
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 CalWatchdog Morning Read - June 30

CA airports beef up security after Istanbul attacks Top CA Dem under fire Dem money man flirting with gubernatorial run Trouble for bullet train and twin tunnels  CA Democrats backing »Read

In this article: Eric Bauman, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Caren Ray to launch political comeback

Former San Luis Obispo County supervisor Caren Ray is attempting to launch a political comeback. Ray announced Wednesday that she is vying to reclaim a seat on the Arroyo Grande City Council. Ray, a Santa Maria High School teacher, served on the ... »Read

In this article: Steven Adams, Jerry Brown
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 Lawmakers Set To Vote On Package Of Gun Control Bills

By Ben AdlerA wide-ranging package of gun control measures could become law in California as soon as Thursday. State lawmakers are expected to vote on bills that include new ammunition regulations, a ban on large-capacity magazines and a limit on ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom
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 UC mounted PR blitz to counter harsh state audit

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi was suspended by UC President Janet Napolitano in April soon after the Sacramento Bee discovered that UC Davis had paid at least $175,000 to consultants to »Read

In this article: Mike Gipson, Elaine Howle, Legislature
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 10-year-old girl shot in Boyle Heights drive-by

LOS ANGELES - A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of whoever wounded a 10-year-old girl in a drive-by shooting in Boyle Heights.A man on a bicycle was the intended target in the shooting that ... »Read

In this article: Jose Huizar, Michael Lopez
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 The Tough Politics of Tax Reform

(Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee) In Greek mythology, Sisyphus’ task of pushing a boulder uphill only to see it roll back down every time may be a metaphor for changing California’s tax system. State ... »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Split roll, state budget, Betty T. Yee
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 California's Finest 4th of July, in San Diego

My fellow Californians, declare your independence. Skip your community’s local parade and fireworks show. And head to San Diego, where the truth will be self-evident: No place in California celebrates the Fourth of July half as well as San Diego. ... »Read

In this article: Joe Mathews, H.P. Purdon, water
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 The Next Generation of Manufacturing in Los Angeles

Last week, President Obama and the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $70 million grant for a Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII) to be headquartered in Los Angeles. More than 200 partners from academia, industry and non-profits, ... »Read
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 Questionable Practices at CA Department of Public Health Putting State's Most Vulnerable AIDS/HIV Patients at Risk

Abuse? Fraud? Negligence? Corruption? Bias? There really doesn’t seem to be any other way to explain what is happening inside the California Department of Public Health’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) when it recently decided to award a ... »Read
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 People skills, political savvy propel 'Jewish kid from the Bronx' toward top California post

A trauma nurse, Bauman plunged into politics after meeting Bill ClintonHe pledges effort to overturn state’s top-two primary election systemCritics question whether his work, moonlighting pose ethical conflict … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Phil Angelides, Toni Atkins, Eric Bauman, Jerry Brown, John Burton, California Democratic Party, California Nurses Association, Gray Davis, John Garamendi, Legislature, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Rendon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Garry South, universal health care, Daniel Zingale
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 AM Alert: A duel over guns as California initiative deadline looms

Legislature will vote on a dozen gun control bills on final day to pull similar initiative … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Legislature, Charles Munger, Gavin Newsom, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Lois Wolk
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 Ballot measure threatens bullet train, Delta tunnels

Two of Gov. Jerry Brown's favorite projects -- building a high-speed rail system and a pair of massive tunnels under the Delta -- face a serious threat if California voters pass a measure heading for the November ballot. »Read

In this article: Proposition 13, Jerry Brown, Jon Coupal, High-Speed Rail, Steven R. Maviglio, John McCain, Mitt Romney, water
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 Capital Journal Daybreak: Campaign 2016, More

Today on the campaign trail and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense. »Read

In this article: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John F. Kerry, Loretta Lynch, minimum wage, Barack Obama, water
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 CA Democrats line up to back marijuana legalization

  The executive board of the California Democratic Party has endorsed recreational marijuana, throwing its support behind the ballot measure that has won the support of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Meeting »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, California Democratic Party, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom
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 New York's two-tier system offers testing ground in minimum wage debate

NEW YORK(Reuters) - When New York and California became the first states to lift the minimum hourly wage towards $15 earlier this year, New York state adopted a two-speed system that makes it a perfect testing ground for both advocates and opponents ... »Read

In this article: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, minimum wage
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 Political news briefs

Leave leader Boris Johnson rules out UK prime minister bid … Click to Continue » »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Brendan Daly, Nancy Pelosi, referendum
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 California lawmakers send broad package of gun control bills to governor

Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, background checks for ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Kevin De Leon, Gavin Newsom, James Nielsen
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 Local Stories > California to redirect $2 billion toward hous > Bipartisan pact supported by Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, architect of state's Mental Health Services Act.

State lawmakers on Monday announced a bipartisan pact to reroute $2 billion from a 12-year-old tax on millionaires to reduce homelessness among the mentally ill... »Read

In this article: Assembly Republicans, Little Hoover Commission, Darrell Steinberg
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 The long, slow count*

<p> </p>* <p>Three weeks after the primary election, <a href=http:* <p><strong>Ian Lovett</strong> reporting for <strong>N.Y. Times </strong>writes: "We like to ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, High-Speed Rail, David G. Valadao
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 L.A.'s chief bureaucrat takes a moral stance on homelessness

While guiding Los Angeles on its painful budget recovery, City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana often had to be the naysayer. He told the city no to hiring, he told the unions no to raises and he told the voters no to fixing sidewalks and ... »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Raphael Sonenshein, Darry Sragow, Antonio Villaraigosa
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 Essential Politics: Obama vs. Trump

In a political year that’s already turned conventional wisdom on its ear, few should be surprised that President Obama isn’t following the modern tradition of largely sitting out the race to replace him. And odds are, he’s just getting warmed ... »Read

In this article: Xavier Becerra, Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Ben Hueso, Legislature, John Myers, Nancy Pelosi, George Skelton, Thomas F. Steyer
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 Big fish in small pond: No room for bass in Gov. Jerry Brown's delta tunnel plan

“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton….” Hold it there. Cotton growers don’t like those fish jumpin’. Neither do hardly any other growers in the thirsty San Joaquin Valley. Not bass, anyway, jumpin’ in ... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, George Skelton, water
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 Improving Caltrans requires new revenue and reasonable reforms

Recently in these pages, some have had a lot to say about the state Department of Transportation. But there is a lot that hasn’t been said that I believe your readers should know about the efforts that have been taken to improve Caltrans during... »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, George Deukmejian, Legislature
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 Summer Night Lights program to keep LA parks open late for kids

The Summer Night Lights program, aimed at combating the influence of street gangs with positive action, will keep 32 recreation centers opened later in Los Angeles. »Read

In this article: Eric Garcetti, Loretta Lynch
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