Here are some updates on what’s happening in politics and government this week:
Today is the deadline for candidates to file to run for local office. However, if an incumbent does not file to run, the deadline is extended to Wednesday.
Recalled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has announced he will not run in the November election to try and get his old job back. Newly appointed S.F. D.A. Brooke Jenkins is running in the November election to keep her new job.
Of the $1.08 billion dollars received by the City of Los Angeles from the American Rescue Plan Act, 2/3rds of the funds were spent on salaries for police and fire, according to L.A. Taco. None of the money was spent on health initiatives like vaccines or housing, shelter, or other homeless services
Are storm clouds brewing over the state economy? According to the L.A. Times’ Phil Willon, June revenue came in $2.4 billion below expectations. Ouch. “…40% of the revenue the state receives from personal income taxes comes from the top half of 1% of high-income earners.”