- Newsmaker: Tobacco Tax Will Fund Preschools in LA
In 1998, Proposition 10 established county commissions around the state to distribute tobacco tax money for early childhood education. Today, the Children and Families First Commission voted for free all-day preschool for every toddler in LA County, a program with an annual cost of $ 100 million. Actor-director Rob Reiner, the force behind Prop 10, will head its implementation. He calls it a great investment with a myriad of benefits.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Fox Closes, Opens Agencies for Mexicans Abroad
Although September 11 ended Vicente Fox-s hopes for open borders with the US, northward migration continues to be a hot issue. Yesterday, the President closed one migration agency, and opened another, the National Council for Mexican Communities Abroad, which Fox will head himself. Ana Mar-a Salazar, a professor at Mexico-s Autonomous Institute of Technology, has more on the President-s project and promises.