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'A Bunch Of Damn Fools': Lightfoot's Attempt To Advance ComEd Deal With City Council Ends In Chaos – Block Club Chicago | #citycouncil

‘A Bunch Of Damn Fools’: Lightfoot’s Attempt To Advance ComEd Deal With City Council Ends In Chaos  Block Club Chicago ComEd Chicago: Chicago City Council temporarily delays vote on Mayor Lightfoot’s ComEd electric service deal  WLS-TV Lightfoot’s ComEd deal comes under fire from City Council members  WGN TV Chicago Click Here For This Articles Original Source.

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City Council

Local plumbers union backs Janet Cruz for Tampa City Council | #citycouncil

The Tampa Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 123 is endorsing former Sen. Janet Cruz in her bid for Tampa City Council, District 3. “We are proud to endorse Janet Cruz in her race for City Council. She is a proven leader who has demonstrated her commitment to investing in our city’s infrastructure and taking care […]

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California

California rejected Berkeley’s housing plan. Here’s why, and the potential consequences

Berkeley’s Housing Element was rejected by the state this week, city and state officials confirmed, exposing one of the East Bay’s biggest cities to potential fines and the threat of developers trying to build projects that aren’t constrained by local zoning restrictions. Berkeley did not fully analyze potential housing sites and the city must commit […]

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California

Newsom hits highest approval rating in years, poll says

A major California pollster found that Gov. Gavin Newsom’s approval rating is the highest it’s been in years. The poll was conducted among 1,539 California adults between Jan. 13 and Jan. 20, before high-profile mass shootings in Half Moon Bay and Monterey Park. In the aftermath of those shootings, Newsom received national attention for bashing […]

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California

Pelosi endorses Schiff for Senate from California if Feinstein doesn’t run

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on October 2, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tom Brenner | Getty Images Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed fellow California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday in the already competitive 2024 U.S. Senate […]

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City Council

Newport City Council Dissolves Tax Committee | #citycouncil

Councilor Angela McCalla was taken aback when her motion to continue the city’s Ad Hoc Tax Relief Committee failed to receive a second at the Jan. 25 Newport City Council meeting. McCalla said she was complemented by fellow councilors when raising the issue in the past and was expecting support when bringing the matter forward […]

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Alaska

Retiring from the high court, Alaska’s chief justice defends its system of selecting judges | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree receives applause from state lawmakers after finishing the annual State of the Judiciary address to the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. Winfree is retiring Feb. 6. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon) In his final speech before retirement, Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree firmly defended the state’s merit-based process for picking […]

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City Council

Port Townsend City Council parks committee gets update for lights at skatepark | #citycouncil

The wheels are spinning and plans are underway for the city of Port Townsend to potentially add overheard lights to the skatepark on Monroe Street. Providing an update on the potential costs and scope of work to install lights above the city-owned skatepark, the Parks, Recreation, Trees, and Trails Advisory Board spoke on recent steps […]

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California

Inside fast food’s push against California’s AB 257, higher pay

Susan Bushnell was in a hurry when a man, clipboard in hand, approached her outside a Walmart Supercenter in Vista, Calif., one afternoon last September. The man asked Bushnell to sign a petition as she wrangled her fussing 5-year-old daughter into a shopping cart. He said the petition would help to raise wages for fast-food […]

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Alaska

Biden administration recommends major Alaska oil project | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Biden administration released a long-awaited study Wednesday that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope that supporters say could boost U.S. energy security but that climate activists decry as a “carbon bomb.” The move — while not final — drew immediate anger from environmentalists who saw it […]

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