senate

  • THE ELEPHANT CEMETERY

    It is common to refer to the Senate of modern democracies as an “Elephant Cemetery”, a metaphor for the mythical place of Africa that symbolizes the last dwelling place of long-lived pachyderms. The allusion is pertinent because, in more than one country, the Senate has become the Cemetery where...
  • EL CEMENTERIO DE LOS ELEFANTES

    Es común referirse al Senado de las democracias modernas como un “Cementerio de los Elefantes”, una metáfora del mítico lugar de África que simboliza la última morada de los longevos paquidermos. La alusión es pertinente porque, en más de un país, el Senado se ha convertido en el Camposanto donde quedan...
  • SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES CARES ACT: RELIEF FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

    Late on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the United States Senate, with a vote of 96-0, unanimously passed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the CARES Act. At a cost of $2 Trillion Dollars, it is the largest economic stimulus package in U.S. history. Speaker of the...
  • Immigration Groups Press for Full Reform as Senate Votes on Shutdown, DACA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Groups that advocate for the so-called Dreamers are pushing for comprehensive immigration reform as the U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on President Donald Trump’s plan to reopen the government with funds for a border wall and a concession on DACA tacked on. His...
  • BAIL BOND REFORM: PASS SENATE BILL 10

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR EO recommends that registered voters encourage their CA State Assembly elected representatives, both State Senators and Assembly members to vote YES to enact Senate Bill 10 Bail Bond Reform; Pretrial Release. As Section I documents, during 2016, 66% of County jail inmates were being detained...
  • AZ Latino Leaders Slam Arpaio’s Run for Senate

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service PHOENIX – Groups that fought to kick former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio out of office are now mobilizing to defeat him in his bid this November for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old Arpaio lost his job of...
  • CA Counties: Senate Tax Bill Will Force Local Gov’ts to Raise Fees, Taxes

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The people who run many of California’s counties are speaking out against the tax bill that just cleared the Senate vote. They say they’re worried it will eliminate important deductions and force local governments to cut services or raise taxes or...
  • Experts: Senate Tax Bill Socks It to Many California Taxpayers

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Analysts say the tax bill moving quickly through Congress benefits corporations, rich professionals and wealthy families – at the expense of the deficit and ultimately everyone else. Republicans have promised that the tax bill would raise wages. But they admit the bill...
  • 100% Clean Energy Bill Clears Senate Committee

    Pro Tem’s SB 100 Accelerates and Expands California’s Existing Clean Energy Goals  SACRAMENTO – The Senate Energy Committee passed a measure by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday, May 9th to set California on a path to 100% renewable energy by the year...

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