Politics, government and public life for Southern California

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's new voting system, US education secretary talks preschool, deputy city attorney gets probation

Voting Registration - 3

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By 2020, new touch screen machines could replace L.A. County's InkaVote system.

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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is moving forward with a new voting system that would allow voters to make their selections on a touch screen, reports the Los Angeles Times. The new system is expected to be in place for the 2020 election. "Officials said the new system would be easier to navigate and would reduce the risk of errors in filling out and counting ballots. It would also better accommodate non-English speakers and voters with disabilities," per the Times.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Metro parking, labor dispute in Palmdale, Murrieta mayor resigns

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The Los Angeles Times reports that a lack of parking at Metro rail stations prevents many would-be passenger from using public transportation.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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A lack of parking at Metro rail stations prevents many potential riders from using the public transit system, according to the Los Angeles Times. "Studies from several U.S. cities show a direct link between parking and ridership, suggesting that full lots discourage some people from riding the train. But limited land availability and high construction costs constrict Metro's ability to add spaces," according to the newspaper.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Board of Supervisors' hiring spree, John Deasy speaks out, Neel Kashkari defends TV ad

California Arizona Immigration Boycott

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas says his colleagues are making last-minute appointments so they can extend their influence beyond their tenure.

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Today is Friday, Oct. 17 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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Vox suggests Gov. Jerry Brown gets too much credit for turning California around. "Brown's contribution involved adopting an austerity program which most liberals would find objectionable in at least some particulars, the tax increases that helped weren't solely his doing, and he's left enough work undone that there's a real danger the state will fall back into old patterns once he's gone," according to the piece.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAUSD superintendent to resign, Whittier establishes city council districts, supervisorial candidates debate

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LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy is expected to step down today.

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Today is Thursday, Oct. 16 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy is expected to resign today. KPCC, Los Angeles Times, LA School Report

The city of Whittier is taking steps to establish city council districts, a departure from its history of at-large districts, reports the Los Angeles Times. "Demographic changes in recent decades have given Latinos a nearly 2-to-1 majority in the city of 86,000 residents. But officials said they could recall only two Latinos ever having served on the City Council — none currently," per the Times.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Brown and Kashkari fight over money, a Congressional seat is challenged in Ventura County, ethics reform underway in Orange County

Governor California Debate

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The Los Angeles Times reports Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari are two wealthy men fighting over their personal fortunes.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 14 and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:

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Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Neel Kashkari are two wealthy men attacking one another over their personal fortunes, reports the Los Angeles Times. "The reality is that both candidates were raised in prosperous households, both achieved professional success, and both are wealthy," according to the piece.

The Neel Kashkari campaign released a television ad Monday, which shows a child drowning in a swimming pool. The ad accuses the governor of favoring the teachers' union over public school children.

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