Santa Clara County Local News: Elections & Politics


All Local Elections & Politics News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/26/2024
The Cupertino City Council unanimously voted to stop exploring ways to create new taxes or increase taxes after the majority of small business owners surveyed said they wouldn’t support it on the November ballot.

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02/26/2024
In the largest independent expenditure to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors race so far, the California Apartment Association threw its weight behind District 5 candidate Margaret Abe-Koga.

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02/26/2024
Conservative activists who worked on the failed recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021 have launched another attempt, arguing that conditions in California only worsened in the two-and-a-half years since then as Newsom’s attention shifted to national politics.

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02/25/2024
Jeff Bezos and his parents are behind a $1.5 million Super PAC to get former Marine Peter Dixon elected to Congress. Dixon, the son of a prolific tech investor, has a vastly larger war chest than his opponents.

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02/23/2024
Of all the races on your ballot, the least information is often available on local judges. Here are some ways to find out more about these candidates.

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02/23/2024
New to California is Senate Bill 1186, which requires local governments to allow medicinal cannabis deliveries. But in Milpitas, “It remains unlawful to deliver recreational cannabis within the City.”

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02/22/2024
Proponents of Santa Clara’s Measure B have removed a series of Facebook and digital ads that wrongfully portrayed former police chiefs’ positions on the measure.

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02/22/2024
Congressional candidate Sam Liccardo is best known as San Jose’s former mayor, but now he’s describing himself to voters as a small business owner.

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02/21/2024
In his decision, a judge agreed that the alleged white nationalists were being selectively prosecuted instead of 'far-left extremist groups, such as Antifa.'

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02/21/2024
On one side: Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ advocacy group. On the other side: Protect Kids California, a parents rights organization.

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02/20/2024
One of the biggest issues facing the city of Santa Clara on the March 5 ballot is Measure B, which would make the position of police chief appointed by the city manager instead of being an elected official.

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02/20/2024
A new bill that would provide health insurance coverage for wigs is headed to the state legislature, thanks in large part to the advocacy efforts of local youths who have drawn attention to the burdens of hair loss.

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02/19/2024
With the dust settled after the Feb. 19 bill introduction deadline, the California Legislature’s count for new bills this year is 2,124.

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02/16/2024
Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

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02/15/2024
Immigration enforcement lowers students’ ability to succeed academically and negatively affects their overall learning experience.

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02/15/2024
When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

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02/15/2024
A wrongful termination lawsuit filed by former City Manager Steve McHarris in December laid out several accusations of incompetence, unethical behavior and intimidation by city officials, including the mayor.

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02/14/2024
Voters in Santa Clara will decide in March if they want to continue electing their police chief and city clerk or change the process.

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02/12/2024
A suite of five bills introduced this weeks seeks to protect election integrity from bad actors using AI, especially on social media.

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02/12/2024
With the March 5 primary election weeks away, one-third of Silicon Valley voters still don't know who they want to represent them in Congress—and there's a long list of heavyweights hoping to replace retiring Rep. Anna Eshoo.
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