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State senator loses leadership posts amid accusations

ARTESIA — State Sen. Tony Mendoza has been stripped of his legislative leadership positions while an investigation continues into sexual harassment allegations. The decision by the Senate Rules Committee came in response to the allegations of three women. According to the Los Angeles Times, the committee suspended Mendoza, D-Artesia, as chairman of the Banking and…

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Governor, legislators agree on state minimum wage hike

LOS ANGELES — Labor activists, state lawmakers and local leaders, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, March 28 hailed a deal struck with Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislative and labor leaders to raise California’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, said he is…

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AQMD executive Wallerstein is fired by divided board

LOS ANGELES — A divided South Coast Air Quality Management District Board voted March 3 to fire its longtime executive officer, Barry Wallerstein, over the protests of various environmental groups and local elected officials. The board appointed its chief financial officer, Michael O’Kelly, to serve as the interim executive officer. Wallerstein had been AQMD’s executive…

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