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LA earmarks $1M for immigrant defense, but debate's not over

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| The budget earmarks $1 million this year for the legal defense fund, but city officials must still approve policy details, including who benefits.

LA City Council approves $9.2 billion budget

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The council voted Thursday to approve a $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. It calls for millions to cover services such as street and sidewalk repair, homelessness aid and police and fire protection.

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LA holds another low-turnout election with big consequences

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Voters in Tuesday's general election chose two pro-charter members, tipping the balance of the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District board.

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CA GOP looks to break Democratic 'supermajority'

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Conservatives upset about the recent passage of new gas taxes and vehicle fees have launched an effort to recall state Sen. Josh Newman.

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LA mayor sets ambitious goals in uncertain times

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Mayor Eric Garcetti today delivered his annual State of the City address, highlighting plans to house the homeless, increase jobs, and protect the environment.

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LA County supervisors weigh immigrant legal aid

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Under the proposal, the county would contribute up to $3 million to a fund that would combine money from the city of Los Angeles and philanthropic groups to create a $10 million resource for immigrants' legal defense. Immigrants convicted of violent felonies would be excluded from help.

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Mexican governors address LA city officials

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The conversation between seven governors of Mexican states and LA City Council members was dominated by immigration and trade in the Trump era.

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Why did Measure S lose so badly?

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Polling ahead of the election showed that those opposed to Measure S felt more definitively than those in support.