Index
Friday
May222015

POLITICS (National, State, Local): Campaign finance, "Supreme Court refuses to shield names of donors to political advocacy groups"; Sacramento, "California politics: Labor Democrats already on attack against Steve Glazer"; NFL stadium, commentary (Thomas D. Elias), "Stadium projects a test for CEQA changes"; Sacramento, "Governor to business leaders: Downturn could be coming" ...  

***Various items relating to politics and/or public policy: national, state, local....

* Los Angeles Times:  "Supreme Court refuses to shield names of donors to political advocacy groups

* San Jose Mercury News:  "California politics: Labor Democrats already on attack against Steve Glazer"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Governor to business leaders: Downturn could be coming"

* Daily Breeze (Thomas D. Elias):  "Stadium projects a test for CEQA changes"

 

Friday
May222015

POLITICS (National): Women in politics: "The 40 Most Interesting Women in Politics" .... 

* Washington Post:  "The 40 Most Interesting Women in Politics" - From the WP:

From local city council members to U.S. senators, each person on the list below is a trailblazer, policy-influencer and/or breaks the mold of your usual politician. The list is culled from suggestions by women’s groups, social media and others who follow politics closely.

[Use link to read profiles..........]

Friday
May222015

AFTERNOON MEMOS: Sacramento, "State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court"; San Francisco, "Leap Transit shut down by the state for operating illegally"; Sacramento, commentary (Timm Herdt), "Gearing up to test the top two-primary"; Bay Area, "Bay Bridge tower rod is fractured" ....

***Various items this afternoon from across the spectrum of politics and/or public policy....

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Bay Bridge tower rod is fractured"

* Ventura County Star (Timm Herdt):  "Gearing up to test the top-two primary"

* Los Angeles Times:  "State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court"

* San Francisco Chronicle:  "Leap Transit shut down by the state for operating illegally"

Friday
May222015

SACRAMENTO: Senate District 7, special election results, commentary/nalysis: "Organized labor comes up short in Democratic state Senate runoff"; also, "East Bay Senate race shows how state politics are changing"; "How Steve Glazer won"; editorial, "Glazer victory represents suburban sentiment" ....  

***Senate District 7, special election results, commentary/analysis....

* Los Angeles Times (PolitiCal/Cathleen Decker):  "Organized labor comes up short in Democratic state Senate runoff"

* San Francisco Chronicle (John Wildermuth):  "East Bay Senate race shows how state politics are changing"

 

* Fox and Hounds (Tony Quinn):  "How Steve Glazer won"

* Contra Costa Times (editorial):  "Glazer victory represents suburban sentiment"

Friday
May222015

L.A. CITY HALL: Minimum wage increase, battle "scorecard," commentary (Jon Regardie): "Winners, Losers and Oddities From the Wage Hike Battle" ....

* Downtown News (Jon Regardie):  "Winners, Losers and Oddities From the Wage Hike Battle" - From the DTN:

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — On Tuesday, May 19, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to raise the minimum wage in the city to $15 an hour by 2020 (small businesses get an extra year). I’d say the thumbs-up counts as news, except that no one was surprised.

Really, since Sept. 1, 2014, the day Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed boosting private-sector pay in the city to $13.25 an hour by 2017, it has been a question not of if a wage hike would pass, but rather of when, how high it would go and what ancillary elements would be included. This was a forgone conclusion, just like knowing the NBA would rig the draft lottery so the Lakers get a top two pick next month.

Still, there were some interesting elements along the way, and the results have provided a few winners and losers, as well as some sniping and sneakiness. Here’s a scorecard. ...........................