Dan Chmielewski

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

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The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…

Kang racks up another big endorsement for SD-29 race

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Hot off the press, as they say, from the Kang for Senate campaign: The chair of the state Senate Democratic Caucus, Sen. Connie Leyva, today endorsed Sukhee Kang in the open 29th Senate District, comprising parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Kang previously won the support of Sen. Kevin de León, the…

Sanchez named to Congressional Quarterly List of DC Influentials

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From the Loretta Sanchez for Senate campaign: Congressional Quarterly has named Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez as one of “The 25 Most Influential Women In Congress.” In naming her to their top 25 list, Congressional Quarterly cited Congresswoman Sanchez’s work as the second highest ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee and on issues like immigration. CQ praises Sanchez…

Kang announces more endorsements for SD-29 race

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Three former Democratic leaders of the state Senate today endorsed Sukhee Kang in the open 29th Senate District, comprising parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Kang previously won the support of Sen. Kevin de León, the current president pro tempore and Democratic leader of the Senate. Former Senate presidents pro tempore Darrell…

Context behind the Sanchez Comment from Saturday

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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez prides herself on being unscripted and, sometimes, that can backfire.  She’s being vilified by telling a story and then using a “war whoop” in making a point.  In that gesture, she may have offended Native Americans.  Sanchez has publicly apologized for the comment. While the public has seen the video and learned of…

A Stronger Democratic Party Emerges from the State Convention

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Any gathering of the Democratic Party always resembles a family reunion.  There’s a lot of joy at seeing your friends and there’s always some little incident that takes place that distracts from the bigger picture, but thanks to our photographer Lou Delgado, you can enjoy these pictures of this weekend’s festivities. The photos accompanying the…