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Steve Poizner seeks old job, drops GOP label: The first person to hold statewide office in California without aligning with a political party could be Steve Poizner. According to at least one poll, the 61-year-old tech entrepreneur has a good chance of getting elected insurance commissioner, a job he previously held from 2007-11 when he was ...
Dem targets Tom McClintock in uphill fight: Placer County is seen as a bastion of red in a largely blue state — and Republican Congressman Tom McClintock has carried the district easily for the past decade. But this election year, amid the deepening anti-Trump sentiment in California, will things be different for the veteran lawmaker? Poli...
Poll: Newsom on top; Cox, Villaraigosa duel for 2nd spot: Democrat Gavin Newsom remains the top choice among likely voters in the state’s gubernatorial primary, and Republican John Cox is in a close race with Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa to gain the second spot on November’s general election ballot. Senator Dianne Feinstein holds a doubl...
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L.A. budgets $430 million to help homeless, most of it long-term debt: In his fiscal 2018-19 budget, Mayor Eric Garcetti more than doubled the amount — $430 million — dedicated to easing the city’s intractable homeless problem. Only about 20% of the proposed spending, however, would come from general fund money earmarked for direct services to homeless people. T...
Essential California: On ICE: Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, April 28. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES Immigration officers in the United States operate under a cardinal rule: Keep your hands off Americans. But Immigration and Customs Enforcem...
Commuters who drive alone in zero-emission cars will no longer get free trips in L.A.'s toll lanes: In a bid to reduce congestion in toll lanes on the 110 and 10 freeways, Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday opted to end a program granting solo drivers of zero-emission vehicles free access to the lanes. Drivers with state-issued clean-air stickers will be charged a toll ...
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These billionaires are setting a new spending record for a California governor's race: An outside campaign trying to catapult Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa into second place in the California governor's race has spent more money than any other independent committee supporting a gubernatorial candidate … Click to Continue »
'Medicare at 55' now on Dianne Feinstein's agenda: In the past month, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has thrown her support behind two liberal health care bills. Shortly thereafter, her re-election campaign began airing a statewide ad touting her … Click to Continue »
Be more like Chipotle, Jerry Brown tells California universities: Gov. Jerry Brown, who in his last two terms has pushed, often unsuccessfully, to reshape the state's expansive higher education system, on Wednesday suggested that California universities should be more … Click to Continue »
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On the Failings of IRV, Or, Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game: by Brian Leubitz The concept of Ranked-Choice voting has been around in several major cities in California for over a decade. In San Francisco, it was approved as Prop A in 2002. So, it is far from new. Yet, it still never ceases to provide interesting results, and a fair bit of outrage. Of cours...
Another June Poll: Newsom, DiFi with big leads: Another June poll: in Mark DiCamillo’s (formerly of Field) Berkeley IGS poll, Newsom and Feinstein both retain big leads in their respective races. However, in the gubernatorial race, both of the two Republican gubernatorial candidates are polling ahead of the Democratic pack. On the Senate side,...
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President Trump Says He Would Talk to Mueller Under Oath: President Donald Trump told reporters he would be willing to be interviewed under oath by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the ongoing Russia probe.
California Sues Trump Administration Over Fracking Rule: California's attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday for rolling back a fracking rule that the state says is designed to protect public health and the environment.The suit filed by Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra challenges the federal Bureau of Land Management's rollb...

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