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Why One County Might Give $1,000 a Month to Youth Aging out of Foster Care

When Dontae Lartigue left foster care right before his 19th birthday in 2009, finding housing in Santa Clara County was one of his biggest obstacles. He struggled to find places he could afford on his $12 an hour wages at Walmart, and with a limited income and no rental history,...

My Turn: ‘Motor Voter’ Was a Disaster Waiting to Happen. And It Did.

In his re-election statement posted on the secretary of state’s website, Secretary of State Alex Padilla boasts: “In my first term, I’ve worked to expand access to the ballot box.” Perhaps he can take credit for some gains, but his “motor voter” program is a disaster and ought to be shut until...