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Senator Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for President

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I collected a couple of “Elizabeth Warren for President” buttons at the California Democratic Party convention two weekends ago, but her “candidacy is something that’s not going to happen.  In one of the more definitive statements to date, Senator Warren has made it clear she’s not a candidate for president in 2016 because “I already…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

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The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…

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…

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…