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Senator Mark Leno

Higher Minimum Wage: A Crucial Tool for Lifting More Californians out of Poverty

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Toni G. Atkins

I look forward to California implementing the $10 minimum wage in January, and moving to increase the wage even further for 2017 and beyond to lift more California families out of poverty, boost local communities, and make sure everyone benefits from our state's economic prosperity.

CA Blue/Green Coalition Provides Leadership to Reduce Methane Emissions, Create Good Jobs

Mike Langford | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics
Mike Langford

The recent editorial in The New York Times "A Modest Move on Methane" (January 19, 2015) is spot on in identifying methane as a major unaddressed clim...

New Proposal Would Let California Children Have Three Or More Parents

Aaron Sankin | Posted 07.02.2012 | San Francisco

When Leslea Newman released her landmark children's book, Heather Has Two Mommies, about non-traditional families in 1989, it sparked a national uproa...

70% Of California Voters Want Lighter Penalties For Personal Drug Use

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.23.2012 | San Francisco

Seventy percent of California voters want lighter penalties for personal drug use, according to new polling data from San Francisco-based polling firm...

Will 'Progressives' Let Middle Class Burn to Prove Their Point?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Progressives cannot afford to walk away from the suffering of the middle class to prove a point or make a case. Yet that's the type of talk I am hearing more and more from progressives as the midterm approaches.

Anthem Blue Cross Reminds Us That You Can Never Have Enough Profits

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I attended a recent informational hearing regarding Anthem Blue Cross's 39% recent rate hikes, which serve as a startling and dramatic reminder of the need for comprehensive health reform.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Republicans Cost the State $7 Billion

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Schwarzenegger's brinkmanship might satisfy his ego but it is a terrible blow to California's health and to the national economy.