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Can California close its ‘achievement gap’?

The biggest issue facing the nation’s biggest public school system – California’s, with six million students – is a stubborn “achievement gap.” That’s the term educators use to describe persistent differences between what white and Asian students learn, as revealed by academic testing, and what Latino, black and poor students are getting from the public schools. The differentials eventually result in much higher rates of high school graduation and college attendance by the former, thus preparing...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Brown, Capitol, McCain, Assembly, Dan Walters, Newsom, Anthony Rendon, AQMD

New Jersey comes down to wire on legalizing recreational pot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey is hours away Monday, but the governor and legislative leaders are still courting lawmakers. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly have scheduled votes on the legislation backed by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, but its passage is far from certain. Murphy said last week […]
Tags: News, Senate, Nation, New Jersey, Trenton, Murphy, N J AP, Assembly, Phil Murphy

Recreational marijuana faces crucial ‘razor thin’ vote in New Jersey

The governor of New Jersey is courting lawmakers ahead of a crucial Monday vote, as part of a last-minute effort to see recreational marijuana legalised across the state. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly have scheduled votes on the legislation backed by Democratic Governor Phil Murphy, but its passage is far from certain. Mr Murphy said last week he has been trying to persuade hesitant lawmakers to back the bill but still doesn't have the votes needed.
Tags: News, Senate, New Jersey, Murphy, Assembly, Phil Murphy

New Jersey lawmakers near vote on recreational cannabis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers are poised to vote on making New Jersey the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes for Monday. The vote, whose outcome remains unclear, comes after more than a year of mostly back-room wrangling since Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy came into office. Murphy […]
Tags: Health, Business, News, Senate, Nation, New Jersey, Trenton, Assembly, Phil Murphy

Redistricting Edge Saved GOP From Deeper Midterm Losses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because they may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a mathematical an...
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Should 17 year olds have the right to vote in California?

No one protested back in the 1970s, when first Congress and then every state granted 18-year-old citizens the right to vote. If they were old enough to die for their country, went the reasoning, they were also old enough to help make its decisions. Now a top-ranking Democratic state legislator wants to expand the franchise to let 17-year-old Californians vote in primary elections if they will turn 18 before the next general elections. “If a voter is going to be eligible to vote in a general elec...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Campbell, Legislature, Assembly, San Mateo, Thomas Elias, Tom Bradley, Mullin, California Republicans, George Deukmejian, LADWP

Power to halt Assembly election 'extended'

NI Secretary told Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill the decision was due to the "uncertain" political situation.
Tags: News, Sinn Féin, Assembly, Michelle O Neill

State Democrats are defying the will of California voters

There’s long been a somewhat competitive relationship between the power of governors and legislators to make law and the ability of voters to overturn what the politicians wrought and/or make law themselves via the initiative process. However in recent years that relationship has evolved from merely competitive to something approaching hostility. Having achieved total domination of the Capitol, Democratic politicians clearly resent sharing lawmaking authority with voters. We have seen numerous a...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, Capitol, Assembly, Dan Walters, Newsom, Los Angeles City Hall, Chiu

Media agencies are under massive pressure to reinvent themselves — here's how the biggest ones including Assembly and Dentsu X are evolving to meet clients' demands

Facing tremendous pressure on numerous fronts, media agencies are reinventing themselves, according to a new report by market research firm Forrester. The report assessed nine media agencies based on their market presence, offerings, and future strategy related to issues like brand safety, transparency and media vendor relations. The report found that media agencies are doing more contextual buys and forging more direct relationships. They are also addressing transparency, buying more across m...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Publicis, Mailchimp, Forrester, Association of National Advertisers, Assembly, MDC, IPG, Dentsu, Horizon Media, MediaHub, Jay Pattisall, Forrester Hearts Science

Stunning Photos Show Mercedes-Benz 190 SL’s Assembly Line In February 1958

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL is a two-door luxury roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred to as W121, it was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and was available with an optional removable hardtop. The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, sharing its basic styling... Source
Tags: Design, Technology, Retro, 1950s, Mercedes, Line, New York Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, Assembly, Benz

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter Sparkle For $14.97 From Walmart

Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter Sparkle For $14.97 From Walmart Shipping is free on $35+ orders or select free in-store pickup. Designed for beginner riders developing balance and coordination Extra-wide base for better balance 2 front wheels provide maximum stability Specially designed turning radius provides safety without compromising mobility Assembly required Dimensions: 11.6″ x 22.75″ […]
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CA Legislature Spent $1.8M On Legal Fees For Sexual Harassment Probes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature racked up more than $1.8 million in legal costs from sexual harassment investigations during 2018 and the first month of this year when at least nine current or former lawmakers faced allegations of misconduct, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The Senate spent $1.26 million and the Assembly $571,000, according to the documents provided under the Legislative Open Records Act. Neither chamber provided specifics on how man...
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An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment

Opinion An Incremental Assault On The Second Amendment New York – -( Of the enumerated fundamental, unalienable rights, Leftist politicians know, the one etched in the Second Amendment is most difficult to dislodge. But these politicians are tenacious. This assertion isn’t meant to be a compliment; merely an observation. Strong drives coupled with an equally strong will, lead one to act. Actions may be positive or perverse. Here, perverse. Leftists abhor the Second Amendment of...
Tags: New York, Guns, Congress, Senate, New York City, Court, States, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, Cuomo, State Government, State, Democratic Party, U S Supreme Court, Legislature, McDonald

New California law holds charter schools to same transparency laws as other public schools

Charter schools are public schools and generally are subject to the same laws as other public schools, but a new California bill erases any doubt about whether charter schools must adhere to the state’s open meeting, conflict of interest and financial disclosure laws. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the bill Tuesday, March 5. “It’s common sense,” Newsom said in a news release issued by his office. “Taxpayers, parents and ultimately kids deserve to know how schools are using their tax dollars.” Senate B...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Assembly, state Senate, California Teachers Association, Rodriguez, New California, LA City Council, Newsom, O'Donnell, Leyva, Xavier Becerra

Expect more surcharges as businesses cope with cost of doing business in California

“Stopped by a Pizza Hut to bring some food in last night and was met with this beauty,” an L.A. Daily News reader emailed under the subject line, “Soon to be all over California?” Two photos were attached. One showed a bright red sign displayed prominently on the restaurant counter. Printed in bold type was this message: “Service Fee Disclosure – This location includes a service fee on all transactions. The service fee partially offsets the increased cost of operations in the State of California...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Pizza Hut, Jerry Brown, Northern California, Assembly, Board of Supervisors, San Diego Superior Court, Susan Shelley, Assembly Appropriations Committee

NY poised to join 41 states in criminalizing revenge porn

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York have voted to join 41 other states in criminalizing revenge porn. The Democrat-controlled Assembly and Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would make it a misdemeanor to disseminate explicit photos of a person without their permission. The measure would also allow victims to file lawsuits against the […]
Tags: Business, New York, Technology, News, Senate, Ap, Nation, Albany, Assembly

United States: New Jersey's New Paid Family Leave Law Provides Greater Benefits For Employees - Proskauer Rose LLP

A new bill seeking to expand paid family leave in New Jersey passed the Senate and Assembly on January 31, 2019, and was signed by Governor Phil Murphy today.
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Jessica Patterson will lead California Republicans – but where?

Jessica Patterson has already made history. Now, if she achieves her goals as the new leader of the California Republican Party, she could be a political legend. Patterson was elected Sunday, Feb. 24, to be the first woman to lead the state GOP, taking 55 percent of the first-ballot vote at the state party convention in Sacramento. The 38-year-old political operative replaces Jim Brulte, a former Inland state lawmaker who chose not to seek re-election after leading the party since March 2013. Th...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Gop, House, Associated Press, Republican Party, Republican, Orange County, Donald Trump, UC Berkeley, Patterson, Rudy Giuliani

In Pasadena, a gathering to discuss wildfire safety for foothill communities

State lawmakers, first responders, and utility regulators and executives gathered this week for a town hall meeting in Pasadena intended to give residents an idea on how to protect their homes from wildfires. The recent Woolsey fire, which burned nearly 100,000 acres and killed three people in November, was constantly referenced throughout the discussion Thursday night. But it was what may loom ahead that acted as the main impetus for the gathering: The threat of a massive wildfire along the San...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Pasadena, Local News, Holden, State, Assembly, Friedman, Azusa, San Gabriel Mountains, California Public Utilities Commission, Pizarro

Scott Walker’s Dem Successor Urges Judge To Block GOP Power Grab Law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has joined a coalition of labor unions in asking a judge to suspend a lame-duck law passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature that limits his powers, filing an affidavit calling for an injunction to block the measure. Evers filed the affidavit Wednesday in Madison. He contends in the document that the law violates separation of powers principles, hampers his ability to control litigation on the state’s behalf and could force state ...
Tags: News, Ap, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican, American Federation Of Teachers, Legislature, Assembly, Service Employees International Union, Dane County, Robin Vos, Madison Wis, James Peterson, League of Women Voters, Misha Tseytlin, Kaul

Why cities, counties may turn to the state political watchdog to enforce local campaign finance issues

Cities and counties across California are reaching out to the state’s political watchdog about possibly enforcing their campaign finance and ethics ordinances under a new law that took effect on Jan. 1. The law, modeled after an arrangement San Bernardino County has had with the California Fair Political Practices Commission since 2013, essentially allows local agencies to draw on the state’s experience and expertise in dealing with such issues — for a price. The FPPC could not say Wednesday how...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Commission, Stockton, San Jose, Local News, Campaign Finance, Anderson, Legislature, Assembly

Californians could be required to have health insurance starting in 2020

Identical bills introduced in the California Senate and Assembly would require that everyone sign up for health insurance or pay a tax penalty            [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
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Honda Announces Closure of Sole UK Plant

The sole production site of the Honda Civic Hatchback and Type R will close by the end of 2021, Honda told UK employees on Tuesday. Honda’s Swindon facility, built on the site of a former WW2 aircraft factory, began building Accords for the UK and European markets in 1992, adding the popular Civic to the […] The post Honda Announces Closure of Sole UK Plant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: UK, Production, Autos, Swindon, Honda, Assembly, Honda Civic, News Blog, UK Plant

As he bows out as California’s GOP chairman, Jim Brulte claims ‘success’ amid the losses

Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Jim Brulte, chairman of the California Republican Party and a former GOP leader in the state Senate and Assembly at his home in Fontana on Thursday, February 14, 2019. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Ji...
Tags: California, Washington, Senate, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Bob, Bill, Republican Party, Republican, Cleveland, Donald Trump, George W Bush

Improve local campaign finance transparency, pass AB322

It’s easy enough, should you be so inclined, for Californians to conveniently look up the campaign finance records of their representatives, and those who would be their representatives, in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. That’s because these records of political donations and those who gave them are available online, which is where they should be. Few of us have the time or even the logistical ability to drop everything and go to some government office somewhere during the hours it may be open ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, House, Yuba City, Stanford University, Santa Barbara, Nichols, Aoc, Democratic Party, Legislature

Kaepernick fight stalls Black History Month resolution

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican concerns that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is too controversial to honor as a black leader doomed a resolution recognizing Black History Month in the state Assembly Tuesday. February is Black History Month. The Legislature’s black caucus had proposed a resolution honoring a number of black leaders, including Kaepernick. That […]
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Former State Sen. Kevin de Leon wants to replace LA City Councilman Jose Huizar

LOS ANGELES — Former state Sen. Kevin de Leon announced Monday that he plans to seek the Los Angeles City Council seat being vacated by Jose Huizar. De Leon, who will run for the seat in the 2020 election, ran an unsuccessful campaign in November to unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. De Leon is a former president of the state Senate. Several other people have also filed to run for Huizar’s seat, but de Leon is the first high-profile politician to announce plans to seek the Council District 1...
Tags: News, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Legislature, Assembly, Curren, Kevin de Leon, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane

They were deported as kids. Now the Rubio sisters are California lawmakers

They spent their childhood on both sides of the Mexican border, on both sides of U.S. immigration laws. Dad was a factory worker, mom a housekeeper. The family spoke little English. In high school, in the 1980s, when Blanca and Susan Rubio expressed interest in college, a high school counselor suggested they look instead at home-economics classes to get ready for marriage and children. The Rubio sisters did not grow up imagining careers in elected office. “I used to believe you could only be in ...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, Pasadena, Dad, Trump, Robert, Rubio, Democratic, Susan, Legislature

Albany’s ‘Wonder Twins’ Form a Power Duo, Challenging Cuomo’s Influence

The partnership between Carl Heastie, the Assembly speaker, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Senate majority leader, has led to a shift in Albany.
Tags: News, Albany, New York State, Cuomo, Democratic Party, Andrea, Assembly, Carl Heastie, Law and Legislation, Politics And Government, State Legislatures, Andrew M, Heastie, Carl E, Stewart-Cousins, Power Duo Challenging Cuomo

New Jersey Is The 4th State To Boost Its Hourly Minimum Wage To $15

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey became the latest state on Monday to boost its hourly minimum wage to $15 after Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a measure phasing in the higher rate over five years. Murphy signed the bill alongside Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver and Democratic legislative leaders at a raucous event in Elizabeth where advocates cheered, “Ready for 15,” carried banners with their union affiliation and applauded loudly once the bill was signed. “It is a great day to make som...
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