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  • Once aided by courts, can Latino politicians survive Supreme Court act?

    Once aided by courts, can Latino politicians survive Supreme Court act?
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s unexpected decision to take up a Texas voting case poses perhaps the most acute threat in a generation to Latino political strength in California. But how much of the threat actually materializes is decidedly less known.
  • California's automatic voter registration bill advances

    California's automatic voter registration bill advances
    A proposal to automatically register Californians to vote when they get a driver’s license was approved Monday by a state Assembly panel after Secretary of State Alex Padilla noted there are about 6.7 million state residents who are eligible but not...

    California, drive carefully toward 'motor voter' law

    California, drive carefully toward 'motor voter' law
    In his first major act since taking office, Secretary of State Alex Padilla was smart to focus on California's chronic voting problem. Turnout in the last statewide election was a mere 42% — a new low. Without serious intervention it seems likely to...

    U.S. Senate race fails to strike expected sparks

    U.S. Senate race fails to strike expected sparks
    The announcement came swiftly, catching many by surprise: After decades in Washington, the path-breaking U.S. senator announced she would retire after 2016. If the timing was unexpected, the response was predictable, years of pent-up ambition surging...

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa

    Villaraigosa decision hot topic at Latino Caucus retreat in Napa
    Antonio Villaraigosa’s decision not to run for the U.S. Senate next year has already become a hot topic of discussion at a Wine Country policy retreat by the California Legislative Latino Caucus. The former mayor of Los Angeles is scheduled to...