Wildfires and Political Heat on Sacramento
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Partisan gridlock has stymied progress in California—blamed in part on Assembly members and Senators drawing their own district boundaries to guarantee that some will always be Republican while others are always Democratic. We also talk with a local elected official who was evacuated today from her home in Porter Ranch.
LAUSD Board Member Evacuated Due to Fire ()
No one is immune from the fires raging in Southern California. One of those evacuated today from her home in the Porter Ranch was Julie Kornstein, 20-year veteran of the Los Angeles Unified School Board.
- Julie Korenstein: Board Member, LA Unified School District
Prop 11 and the Politics of Redistricting ()
Every ten years when there's a new federal census, the state legislature redraws boundaries for the Congress and the State Board of Equalization. They also reapportion their own districts in the Assembly and Senate. Proposition 11 on next month's ballot would take that last task away from the legislators themselves and give it to a board of 14 appointed commissioners.
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