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  • Just because good government reforms (such as term limits, redistricting , and open primaries) will make elections more expensive does ... When people ask me about the one government reform I would put into place if I had a magic wand, I often say "real ...
  • ... the first time in the state's history by an independent redistricting commission. [scald=38828:kl_image_original_context ... Levinson writes about the intersection of law and government every Monday. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at Loyola Law ...
  • ... 30-10 plan is Villaraigosa's concept to have the federal government advance $30 billion over the next 10 years to pay for the promised ... Which Way L.A., that the area planning councils in the reform charter, the system of neighborhood councils, the change in the ...
  • As competition for a viable redistricting plan heats up amongst Los Angeles County Supervisors, a starkly ... effectively broken -- a practice that had allowed for only seven California seats to change hands from one party to the other over the ... thousands came to the public hearings," Raya said. "It'll take awhile, but people have had a little taste of the honey, and they'll ...
  • ... In 1991's landmark L.A. County redistricting case, the Department of Justice played a key role, alongside ... forward a case against the county, MALDEF and the DOJ take a number of factors into consideration, including: national impact, can ... he points out, Garza v. County of L.A. was not filed until seven years after the 1981 gerrymandering. Nevertheless, the courts hold ...
  • Voters twice said they wanted an independent redistricting commission, not legislators, to draw district lines. If members ... Levinson writes about the intersection of law and government every Monday. She is a Visiting Professor at Loyola Law School. ...
  • ... more democratic means? Or will there have to be changes in government in some of those places for that to happen? ... at George Washington. He's a very renowned scholar on issues of reform and democracy in the region. He said, you ...
  • ... The L.A. Vitamin Report is a column about quality of life issues by Matthew Fleisher. It is brought to KCET's SoCal Focus blog in partnership with Spot.Us , which receives support from ...
  • ... March. "Members will be asked to present ideas on both issues " -- communities of interest and district lines -- "and will be asked ... Federal employees are not allowed to do campaign work on government time, or use government resources, according to House ethics ...
  • ... the City of Los Angeles. It's not just the dozen or more government agencies that need to sign off on a project -- or the lack of ... early February that launched a second try at "development reform " - potentially the centerpiece of Beutner's run for Villaraigosa's job ...

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