On election night the incumbent, a former investment banker who sounded all the GOP notes, emerged with a slight edge. But in late vote tabulating, her Democratic challenger enjoys a commanding lead.
Decades of ballot-box budgeting and artificial constraints on lawmakers’ authority have created a kind of vice grip around Sacramento. With Prop. 6 the voters decided not to tighten the screws.
By a decisive 58 percent, L.A. voted against asking the city to amend its charter to allow it to operate a municipal financial institution.
On Saturday Assemblymember Tony Thurmond declared victory in his campaign to become California’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Even in defeat, tenant advocates say their campaign brought new organizing energy and new allies who will help with upcoming battles to strengthen renter protections.