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Brand Still Can Be a Political Kingmaker

What does Mayor Lee Brand plan to do with his $450,000 political war chest? Brand amassed most of that amount in 2018, taking contributions from the who’s who of Fresno business and politics — public safety ...
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Johnson’s ‘Small’ Donors? They Include Big Labor.

At Monday’s (Feb. 11) Board of Supervisors forum, candidate Nasreen Johnson criticized Steve Brandau for taking developer contributions. “My campaign comes from folks like you, writing small contributions. That’s how I’m running my campaign. I’m not tied to...

It’s Kiss and Cry as New Council Sworn In

It was kiss and cry at the Fresno City Council chambers on Thursday (Jan. 10), as the ceremonial swearing-in took place for four members: incumbents Esmeralda Soria and Luis Chavez, as well as newcomers Miguel ...