Sunday, March 18, 2018

STATE HONORS ... Luisa Buada has seen Ravenswood Family Health Center in East Palo Alto grow from 13 employees to more than 200, transform from a modular building into a 38,300-square-foot facility on Bay Road and see an expansion of medical services for the undocumented, uninsured and low-income residents in East Palo Alto and neighboring communities. Her past 15 years as the medical center's CEO caught the eye of Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Palo Alto, who recognized her with the 24th Assembly District's Woman of the Year award on Monday. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

As the 2018 elections approach, California officials are taking steps to combat foreign interference, with or without the help of the federal government.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

With its new Super Tuesday election in 2020 and demographic dominance, California is the ultimate prize in presidential elections not only for candidates, but also for enemies of democracy.

The latest intelligence reports conclude that this enemy is mostly Russian. Though Russian interference in the 2016 election had no quantifiable impact on vote tallies themselves, it was an unprecedented attempt to undermine confidence in our democracy.

So just three months before the June primary, are we ready? On Wednesday, the state Senate and Assembly committees on elections are conducting a joint hearing to get to the bottom of that question.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Though Gov. Jerry Brown may have shied away from his usual tack of emphasizing fiscal responsibility and an impending economic downturn at his final State of the State address Thursday, his remarks highlighting the state’s progress on environmental issues, funding for transportation projects and criminal justice reform were received warmly by local lawmakers.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Consistent with a fiscally-prudent legacy Gov. Jerry Brown will leave behind after his final year in office, Wednesday’s unveiling of his $1.37 billion budget proposal was welcomed news to local lawmakers.

San Mateo County representatives cheered a spending plan that outlines filling the state’s rainy-day fund, increasing funding for schools, and allocating the first full round of new gas tax revenue toward transportation.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Here’s what interest groups and political leaders are saying about Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget:

Saturday, December 30, 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, the new year brings implementation of new laws.

Three state legislators representing the local electorate collectively championed a range of new rules that touch on education, elections, housing, public safety, transportation and more.