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Could Mayor’s First Veto Be Over Office Space?

Councilman Luis Chavez says the city council needs more office space. And the members are willing to take a chunk from the city manager’s office to make it happen. Politics 101 David Taub “I wouldn’t call it a turf war. I would call it mor...
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Senate Seems to Have Votes to Reject Trump’s Wall Move

WASHINGTON — Opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border appear to have enough Senate votes to reject his move, now that Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky has said he can't go along with the White House. ...
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California Governor Vetoes 2 Bills to Help Immigrants

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills Thursday seeking to expand the rights of immigrants living in the country illegally and protect them from deportation. "I believe existing law — which requires citizenship for these forms of public s...

Get Early Look at California Laws Coming in 2018

Rust never sleeps, Neil Young once sang. It would seem that the California Legislature doesn't sleep much either. Every year, it passes hundreds (and sometimes more than 1,000) bills that land on the governor's desk. The governor then has the power to...