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L.A. still has work to do on pension reform

Los Angeles’ elected leaders have frequently praised themselves for passing pension reforms. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa repeatedly claimed to have made “the most far-reaching effort in the nation” to rein in employee retirement benefits. And Mayor Eric Garcetti said this year that L.A. had...

Despite L.A.'s boasts of pension reform, the cost to taxpayers has never been higher

Los Angeles officials often boast about how they stemmed the rising cost of employee pensions, an expense that has hobbled cash-strapped cities throughout California. Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said changes he oversaw in 2011 and 2012, which included lower pensions for new employees and...

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Steps Into The 2018 Governor's Race

Meanwhile, billionaire activist Tom Steyer is having second thoughts because of Trump. [ more › ]

Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to run for governor

The election is 2018, but candidates are already lining up. The former mayor, who was raised by a single mother in Boyle Heights, said his campaign will focus on rebuilding the middle class and assisting Californians who have been “left behind” in the new economy, along with improving public schools and repairing the state’s deteriorating [...]

Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa enters California governor race

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Former Los Angeles Mayor and former California State Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday publicly launched his campaign to become the next governor of the country’s most populous state. With a new campaign website, the Democrat said his main focuses if elected would be investing...

Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa running for governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Thursday that he is running for California governor, joining a growing field for the 2018 contest that includes the lieutenant governor and treasurer. … Click to Continue »

Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Is Running For California Governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) announced Thursday he’ll run for California governor in 2018. Villaraigosa’s announcement ends months of speculation about whether he’d jump in the race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who is expected to retire after this term. Show More Summary

Villaraigosa Will Run for Governor

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) “began his 2018 bid for governor with a a new website, confirming his entrance into what is expected to be a competitive race,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “After a three-year hiatus from [...]

Antonio Villaraigosa jumps into 2018 California governor's race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday began his 2018 bid for governor with a a new website, confirming his entrance into what is expected to be a competitive race.  After a three-year hiatus from the political limelight, Villaraigosa joins a heady field of candidates that is...

Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorses marijuana legalization initiative

Essential Politics: Presidential write-in options announced for California, politics podcast digs deep on the Trump effect Oct. 31, 2016, 3:50 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: California voters can write in presidential...

Hundreds of men take pledge to create the first 'city free from porn'

Not unlike the largely religious community in the small town in Footloose, an Australian town is into putting the kibosh on transgressive behaviour. But instead of dancing, it’s pornography.   The mayor of Toowoomba, Paul Antonio, and his followers have a lofty goal — to create a city entirely free of porn. Show More Summary

On-duty cops wearing Trump caps causes stir in Texas

3 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

San Antonio mayor, police chief put over a dozen officers on notice after Trump posts a video of him with them

Local Officials Huddle on Non-toll Alternative to Proposed Cibolo Toll Road

San Antonio Express-News reports, “Ahead of next week’s third public hearing on the possibility of building a toll road in Cibolo, Schertz mayor Michael Carpenter said area officials have begun to talk about addressing the area’s transportation...Show More Summary

San Antonio to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation That Could Cost It 2018 Final Four

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor isn’t exactly known as a champion of LGBT rights. As a city council member in 2013, Taylor voted against San Antonio’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which she later referred to as “a waste of time.”… Read The post San Antonio to Fight Anti-LGBT Legislation That Could Cost It 2018 Final Four appeared first on Towleroad.

Two Detroit Artists Face Up to Four Years in Prison for Political Graffiti

5 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

As a founding member of the Raiz Up Collective in Southwest Detroit, Antonio Cosme, 28, has been an outspoken critic of the city’s redevelopment regime: speaking at public meetings, interrupting the mayor’s state of the city address, and using his own body to prevent officials from shutting off a pregnant woman’s water supply in the middle of Ramadan.

Julian Castro: Why Hillary Clinton May Anger Bernie Sanders Supporters With VP Pick Of Former San Antonio Mayor

Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is reportedly on the Hillary Clinton short list for her vice-presidential pick, expected to be announced on Friday. The current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Barack Obama administration...Show More Summary

Leader of former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's PAC has a history with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

6 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

Updates on California politics: Republicans remember state Sen. Sharon Runner, California water fight surfaces on Capitol Hill July 14, 2016, 2:33 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching: State Sen. Sharon Runner,...

Castro Says He’s Not Being Vetted

U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro said he is not being vetted to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, the San Antonio Express News reports. The former San Antonio mayor did not say who he thought would be a good pick for [...]

Julian Castro says he's not being vetted for vice president

The former San Antonio mayor was back in his hometown for the Texas Democratic Convention, which kicked off Friday around the same time that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was across town at a fundraiser. Hundreds...Show More Summary

Texas mayor shamed at Orlando vigil for anti-LGBT vote: ‘You’re part of the hurt!’

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor’s opposition to LGBT workplace protections was thrust back in her face during her appearance at a vigil for victims of the Orlando mass shooting, KENS-TV reported. Taylor was booed and heckled by a group of about a dozen people in the crowd of 400 attendees on...

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