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State Of Affairs: Garcetti's F-bomb, state controller race and more

Raising a beer to toast the team, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb at the LA Kings victory rally
Raising a beer to toast the team, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti used the F-bomb at the LA Kings victory rally
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That F-bomb of course uttered by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is just one of the topics for State of Affairs, our regular discussion of what's happening in local government with KPCC's political reporter Alice Walton.

We'll get to that infamous F-bomb soon enough,  but first, the H-bomb. Hillary Clinton will be in town tonight to receive an award. What's she doing here and how will she be received?

This week we learned that California State Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter will retire. How big is this for Governor Jerry Brown? Who gets to make his own appointment to the bench?

There's still movement happening in the race for State Controller, now two weeks after the June 3 election and votes are still being counted. What's happening?

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted this week to change retirement health benefits for future employees. The move is being called the biggest change to the county's pension obligations in 35 years. What exactly will change for retirees?

The union that represents L.A. County sheriff's deputies endorsed Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell for sheriff this week. How important is that support?

A Los Angeles City Council committee met Wednesday to talk about fixing city sidewalks with materials like rubber, rather than traditional concrete. As probably most listeners know, the city's sidewalks are in horrendous shape. So will we be seeing big changes to the city's sidewalks?

The F-bomb heard round the city, Mayor Eric Garcetti made waves this week when he drank a beer and used the F word at the King's Stanley Cup celebration. An F-bomb and a Bud Light. Is this the Eric Garcetti you know?