Posts Tagged: Bloom


Transit workers’ pensions resolved — for now

The Metrolink station in Buena Park

Gov. Brown’s signing of legislation to exempt some 20,000 California transit workers from public pension changes could mean at least $1.6 billion — and perhaps more than $4 billion — in federal funds for California.


A tale of two districts: The incumbents go down

In the last election, two Assembly candidates did something that isn’t often accomplished in legislative elections, but is more likely following redistricting: They beat an incumbent.

From two of the most liberal, Anglo, affluent, coastal districts in the state, Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, and Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, were able to defeat incumbents, Betsy Butler

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