Mike Gatto

California State Assembly (D-43rd District)

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Democratic State Assemblyman representing the 43rd District, which includes Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood, Los Feliz and Silver Lake

Mike Gatto on KCRW

Young people around the country are all fired up after the Parkland shooting. Veteran observers say they’re changing the atmosphere of debate about gun control.

Parkland students take the lead on gun control

Young people around the country are all fired up after the Parkland shooting. Veteran observers say they’re changing the atmosphere of debate about gun control.

from To the Point

USC and Occidental College are among the institutions accused of under-reporting crimes on and near campus. Now state legislation has been proposed.

New State Bill Would Address Sexual Assault on Campus

USC and Occidental College are among the institutions accused of under-reporting crimes on and near campus. Now state legislation has been proposed.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Last Wednesday, faced with losing their pay by failing to meet the June 15 deadline, the Assembly and Senate  passed a budget .

State Legislators Won't Get Paid After All

Last Wednesday, faced with losing their pay by failing to meet the June 15 deadline, the Assembly and Senate passed a budget .

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Just 28% of voters approve of the job Vice President Kamala Harris is doing, according to a recent poll from USA Today and Suffolk University.

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Just getting through the day can now sometimes feel like an exercise in diplomacy, especially with disputes over COVID vaccines, mask mandates, and critical race theory in schools.

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Celebrity athletes are shaping American politics and culture, says Jane Coaston of the New York Times.

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case about a Mississippi law that bans almost all abortions after 15 weeks and punishes doctors who violate that law.

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There may come a day when fire-prone areas like Malibu aren’t habitable as climate change makes wildfires more frequent and more difficult to control.

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Josh, Liz and Sean discuss Democrats’ loss in Virginia, their narrow victory in New Jersey, the lessons each side should think over, and “let’s go, Brandon.”

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Josh Barro, Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat discuss the high rate of inflation, its political risk and what (if anything) the president can do about it.

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