The state roundly rejected a proposal, meant to block Medicaid expansion, that would have reduced voters’ ability to direct policy. It was just the latest clash between voters and state legislatures.
The recall of a progressive prosecutor in San Francisco and the strong showing by a former Republican in the mayor’s race in Los Angeles showed the shifting winds on criminal justice.
Crime was on voters’ minds in California, and for Republican incumbents in the House, a vote for a bipartisan Jan. 6 inquiry loomed large.
Rick Caruso, a billionaire front-runner in Tuesday’s primary election for Los Angeles mayor, has built his campaign on a law-and-order message.
In the L.A. race for mayor, Rick Caruso’s aggressive promises would be hard to keep.
If progressives can’t win here, it will not bode well for their national efforts.
The longtime civic leader fits the profile of successful power brokers in the city’s past. Will that kind of résumé succeed in the present?
The city’s unease could prove pivotal next year, when Los Angeles will elect a new mayor in a contest that civic leaders say will have the highest stakes in decades.