Bonta: Proposed ‘Voter Empowerment Act will adversely affect CalSTRS, women

Assemblymember Rob BontaASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | A proposed statewide ballot measure that could severely undercut the stability of public employee pensions might also disproportionately affect women, says East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta.The initiative, currently called the Voter Empowerment Act of 2016, would allow voters in local jurisdictions to vote on various government employee benefits … Continue reading Bonta: Proposed ‘Voter Empowerment Act will adversely affect CalSTRS, women

Despite Likely Landslide Result in AD-18, Candidates Debate in Earnest

Assembly candidate David Erlich speaks at a forum at the Mastick Center in Alameda while Assemblymember Rob Bonta looks on. PHOTO/Steven TavaresASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 18 | During the June primary, Assemblymember Rob Bonta had the distinction of garnering a greater percentage of the vote in his race than any other candidate in the entire East … Continue reading Despite Likely Landslide Result in AD-18, Candidates Debate in Earnest

Bonta, GOP Challenger Disagree Along Partisan Lines

Assemblymember Rob Bonta addresses a candidate's forum Tuesday evening in Alameda as challenger, David Erlich looks on. PHOTO/Steven TavaresASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT | Until Tuesday night, San Leandro electrician David Erlich had never taken center stage in a political forum or debate. He paced and gathered his thoughts in the back of the room at … Continue reading Bonta, GOP Challenger Disagree Along Partisan Lines

Oakland, With No Investment In Gun Companies, Looks To Keep It That Way

OAKLAND | It is virtually impossible to legally buy a gun Oakland, but that has not stopped them from becoming a scourge on the community. Next week, the Oakland City Council will take steps to avoid unwittingly aiding Big Guns’ immense Washington lobby.The Finance and Management Committee Wednesday unanimously approved placing legislation on next Tuesday’s … Continue reading Oakland, With No Investment In Gun Companies, Looks To Keep It That Way