Bullet Train Money Diverted
Money for California's bullet train could be redirected towards local transportation projects in LA and San Francisco.
- Laura Friedman, CA State Representative from Burbank
California Gun Laws
There are a lot of unanswered questions after a gunman opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival Sunday, killing 3 and injuring 12. While lawmakers search for a motive, others wonder how yet another shooting can happen here in California - the state with some of the country's toughest gun laws.
- Garen Wintemute, Director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis.
An estimated 3.1 million Americans could be at risk of losing food stamp benefits under a new proposal by the Trump Administration. The proposed rule would tighten eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program - or SNAP - as the food stamp program is officially known. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says this would close a "loophole" that allows people receiving minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be automatically eligible for SNAP.
- Jackie Botts, reporter with CalMatters
LA is spending a lot of money to try and get these people off the streets and into a more permanent place to live. But sometimes it seems like the city is working against itself, especially when it comes to how it cleans up homeless encampments...sometimes those the city intends to help, get hurt.
- Matt Tinoco, KPCC's housing reporter
California Election Law
A new California election law will require all presidential candidates to submit five years of income tax filings in order to appear on the state ballot.
- John Myers, LA Times Sacramento Bureau Chief
Metro recently voted to award $15 Million to the on-going Destination Crenshaw Project, a 1.3-mile open-air museum that planners said will be devoted to celebrating black life in Los Angeles.
- Marqueece Harris Dawson, Councilmember for District 8