Politics & Government

Politics & Government

National debate over universal health care spills into San Jose

Democrats — especially on the presidential debate stage — have been throwing around the term “Medicare for All” for quite some time, confusing the American electorate on the different policy proposals the umbrella phrase could be referring to. To set the record straight, a panel of elected leaders and policy experts Tuesday hosted a discussion...

Thousands march in downtown San Jose for Women’s March 2020

“People united, will never be divided!” “Show me what democracy looks like!” “This is what democracy looks like!” “What do we want?” “Justice!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” The chants and cheers at the 4th annual San Jose Women’s March were deafening. Thousands poured onto the streets from City Hall to Arena Green in...

San Jose approves Alum Rock housing project, airport expansion plan

The San Jose City Council this week unanimously approved investing nearly $9.4 million to construct an 87-unit mixed-use affordable housing complex located in the heart of San Jose’s East Side in Alum Rock. The project’s total costs, which amount to nearly $55.4 million, are in part funded by Measure A funds — a $950 million affordable housing bond...

Silicon Valley candidates vying for Senate seat face off

Article courtesy of Lorraine Gabbert / Almaden Times Candidates for state Senate in District 15 faced off this week on issues ranging from education to housing at a debate hosted by the Almaden Valley Community Association. The candidates included former California Assemblymember Nora Campos, Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ken...

San Jose charter school to remain open after public outcry, board decides

A San Jose charter school accused of not catering to Latinos and disabled students will remain open after the Santa Clara County Board of Education voted to overturn a district ruling rejecting the school’s charter renewal. The board’s decision — a 5-2 vote — Wednesday came roughly three months after the Franklin-McKinley School District rejected Cornerstone Academy’s...

Poll: Candidate Matt Mahan leads San Jose City Council District 10 race

A new poll obtained by San José Spotlight shows District 10 candidate Matt Mahan gaining steam in the open City Council race to replace Councilmember Johnny Khamis next year. The poll, funded by Innovation for All, an independent expenditure committee organized by civic leaders Carl Guardino, Jim Cunneen and Edesa Bitbadal, shows Mahan doubling support...

Assemblyman Evan Low joins Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign

The Yang Gang has a new Silicon Valley leader — Assemblyman Evan Low. The South Bay legislator announced Wednesday that he is joining Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign as a national co-chair. The news comes on the heels of the latest Democratic debate in Iowa, which excluded Yang much to the disappointment of his supporters, and...

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