For sustainable climate policy, California needs a balanced approach

Raul Bocanegra
Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, is a member of the California Assembly, representing the 39th District

California has been described as “the leader of the resistance,” and the “de facto climate negotiator for the United States.” These titles reflect a phenomenon happening in this state that much of the country has yearned for from Washington, D.C.: positive action for the benefit of the people. When we had a measles outbreak in […]

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Middle Class must be Higher Priority for California Leaders

Raul Bocanegra
Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, is a member of the California Assembly, representing the 39th District

For years, economists, business leaders and policymakers warned that the decline in blue-collar manufacturing jobs in California would leave us with a shrinking middle class, limited economic mobility and a plethora of social ills traditionally equated with systemic poverty. A recent report by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation demonstrates that those warnings have become […]

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