Villaraigosa's Final State of the City
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After last night's final state-of-the city speech, Mayor Villaraigosa made clear today that he's not done yet. We talk with him about a new proposal for city workers to contribute more for retirement and healthcare. Also, marchers clogged the streets of Los Angeles today in support of comprehensive immigration reform, targeting US Senator Dianne Feinstein. And the Republican National Committee is meeting in Hollywood. Is it making good on a promise to reach into "hostile" territory?
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Villaraigosa's Final State of the City ()
Last night, Antonio Villaraigosa made his last State-of-the-City address as Mayor of Los Angeles. He took credit for declining crime, reduced air pollution, new light rail lines and paved bikeways. He also took aim at the campaigns of Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti, one of whom will replace him in June. Today, he's making more news by saying that city workers should contribute 20 percent of their salaries toward their retirement and 18 to 20 percent for healthcare.
Immigration Reform Activists Rally across the City ()
From San Francisco to Bakersfield; from San Diego to the streets of LA, demonstrators gathered today to push for comprehensive immigration reform. The marches and rallies in California were designed to coincide with a demonstration on the West side of the Capitol in Washington, DC. One target of marchers here in LA was California's senior US Senator Dianne Feinstein. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez was there and has an update.
Republicans Gather in Hollywood ()
After last year's presidential election, Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee, said the party has done "a lousy job" reaching out to women, Latinos and Asians, and he promised to work in areas that have been hostile to the GOP. Today, the RNC began three days of meetings in Hollywood. Shawn Steel is an RNC member and former chair of the party in California.
- Shawn Steel: California Club for Growth
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