Bobbi Murray: The measure to expand eligibility for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable credit available to low-income working people, can add hundreds of dollars to a family’s annual income.
There are certain illusions that people have in Mexico about the Mexicans working here — that everybody’s working for high wages, and doing really well. The images show you what the reality of life actually is.
Bobbi Murray: When California first established EITC two years ago, he says, there was no state funding for outreach to inform those eligible that there was money on the table.
Bobbi Murray: Last December Lara introduced Senate Bill 30, which would require California voter approval of any wall construction along the California-Mexico border.
Bobbi Murray: As union membership shrinks nationally and workplace protections have come under attack, California has created labor-organizing models to resist attempts to erode labor standards and impose right-to-work measures.
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Bobbi Murray: There are at maximum a few hundred thousand immigrants that have had a run-in with law enforcement. That’s the pretext for going after millions. That’s the scary part because he knows people in this country could fall for that.
Bobbi Murray: Proposition 55, which will be on the November ballot, proposes a 12-year extension of the funding created by Prop. 30 by continuing its tax increases for households with $250,000-plus incomes.
Bobbi Murray: “Most people don’t even realize that commercial property is part of Prop. 13 and certainly don’t realize that there is this minority of corporations and wealthy individuals that are essentially paying 1975 levels of property taxes.”
Bobbi Murray: The employees of two of the shut-down stores — in Pico Rivera and Tulsa — have been active in organizing efforts by OUR Walmart to improve working conditions.
Bobbi Murray: A passage embedded in the bill that could undo local minimum wage ordinances previously approved by voters in Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco and San Jose.
Bobbi Murray: Proposition 13 has been called the third rail of California politics—touch it as a political leader and your hair is likely to go on fire.
Bobbi Murray: Acquiring healthful food is a challenge for many poor families that have limited options.