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Environmentalists and labor unions are banding together to fight efforts to overhaul California's landmark environmental law. Organizers said the new coalition, made up of dozens of advocacy groups and dubbed "CEQA Works," was formed to counter an aggressive campaign by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at PolitiCal
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One of the biggest ironies of Campaign 2012 may be that an initiative intended to undercut labor ended up galvanizing it. On Tuesday, labor unions fanned out across precincts in the final push of a massive get-out-the-vote operation built in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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Gov. Jerry Brown raced across California Monday in a last-minute bid to shore up support and stoke enthusiasm for Proposition 30, his proposal to raise taxes and head off billions of dollars in cuts to public education. As detailed in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at PolitiCal
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Fewer than a third of California voters approve of the job being done by the Legislature, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at PolitiCal
Californians are split on a November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in state politics, according to a new statewide poll. The survey, conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California and released late Wednesday, found that likely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at PolitiCal
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A former Democratic lawmaker takes on California's largest teachers union in a new ad for Proposition 32, the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics. In a two-minute Web video posted on YouTube this week, former... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at PolitiCal
As former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s preliminary hearing on sex abuse charges begins this week, California lawmakers are rushing to introduce legislation aimed at preventing similar scandals here. Critics have said Penn State officials –- including head football coach... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at PolitiCal
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