California Politics

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
April 23, 2019 - 3:03 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo informed city workers that he's rejecting a pay raise of nearly $60,000 that was approved for him by an independent commission. In a memo sent Tuesday , Liccardo said he doesn't think he or future mayor should receive more than 3 percent salary increases, similar to the...
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Matt Bigler
April 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is getting a nearly 30 percent raise while members of the City Council will see their salaries increase by 22 percent.
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Dozens of women, men and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatamala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 23, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
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Doug Sovern
April 23, 2019 - 12:15 am
SPECIAL REPORT: President Trump has been exaggerating the presence of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 in caravans bringing migrants to the U.S. border. But in the cities and towns of El Salvador, the gang is a disruptive force, driving migrants to seek asylum in America.Many people forget that...
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Doug Sovern
April 17, 2019 - 10:51 am
In his first 100 days as California's governor, Gavin Newsom has surprised some observers with how he's handled his first three months.
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Doug Sovern
April 10, 2019 - 4:15 am
Gov. Newsom’s three-day trip to this Central American country was billed as an exploration of the root causes of migration, an unprecedented and controversial departure from the trade junkets of governors past. But by journey’s end, it was sounding more like the overseas missions of his...
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Doug Sovern
April 10, 2019 - 4:15 am
Gov. Newsom’s three-day trip to this Central American country was billed as an exploration of the root causes of migration, an unprecedented and controversial departure from the trade junkets of governors past. But by journey’s end, it was sounding more like the overseas missions of his...
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Congressman Eric Swalwell
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Tim Ryan
April 09, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Rep. Eric Swalwell's decision to run for president as a long shot candidate will potentially create a lot of competition for his seat in the House of Representatives.
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Doug Sovern
April 09, 2019 - 12:15 am
Newsom came to El Salvador Sunday to learn the root causes of migration from Central America's Northern Triangle. After only two days here, he said he's already achieved his goal. "I feel very empowered," he told KCBS Radio.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom with his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom attend a roundtable discussion with Central American community leaders at the Clinica Monsenor Oscar Romero in Los Angeles Thursday, March 28, 2019. Newsom said Thursday he will travel to El Salvador in April to discuss the poverty and violence that's causing waves of migrants to seek asylum in the United States. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 28, 2019 - 9:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he will travel to El Salvador in April to discuss the poverty and violence that's causing waves of migrants to seek asylum in the United States. It will be Newsom's first international trip as governor and his latest effort to position...
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Doug Sovern
March 26, 2019 - 2:26 pm
California Sen. Kamala Harris rolled out the first major policy proposal of her nascent presidential campaign by calling for giving teachers a significant raise with federal tax revenue.
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