Don Perata

Democratic State Senator, California

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Democratic State Senator from Alameda County and President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate

Don Perata on KCRW

With a 16 billion dollar deficit,   Governor Schwarzenegger   has proposed a 10% across the board cut in all state programs.

Democrats Want to Raise Taxes

With a 16 billion dollar deficit, Governor Schwarzenegger has proposed a 10% across the board cut in all state programs.

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After a very wet winter, California voters approved last year ten billion dollars in bonds for  water projects  that includes flood control.

Is California Ready for more Water Wars?

After a very wet winter, California voters approved last year ten billion dollars in bonds for water projects that includes flood control.

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California state spending  rises  faster than revenue, and nobody wants new taxes.  Programs for the most needy people get cut first.   Governor Schwarzenegger says  privatizing the…

Privatize the California Lottery?

California state spending rises faster than revenue, and nobody wants new taxes.  Programs for the most needy people get cut first.  Governor Schwarzenegger says privatizing the…

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Iranian students across California are on edge after at least two dozen of their peers, with valid visas, were barred from coming to the United States.

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A cartoon on the cover of the Economist says it all: leaders of the world’s two foremost democracies are scrambling to hold on. President Trump is faced with the possibility of impeachment. In the interests of Brexit, Boris Johnson is accused of lying to the Queen and defying Parliament. In both countries, voters are losing trust not just in their elected leaders but in their governments. The UK and the US aren’t alone, as the ideals of western democracy are being challenged by demagogues in other parts of the world.

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The Dodgers will face off against the Washington Nationals tonight and they must win so they can advance toward the World Series.

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