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May 27, 2015

Unions seek exemption to union-backed minimum wage law

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that labor unions are seeking an exemption to the minimum wage rule that they helped pushed through. In a statement dripping with irony, Rusty Hicks, who heads the county Federation of Labor, explained why union-negotiated contracts should get the exemption: “With a collective bargaining agreement, a busi ...

June 10, 2014

Los Angeles Superior Court rules teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional

A decision in a lawsuit that PLF has been following for some time came down minutes ago. The Superior Court for Los Angeles County ruled that teacher tenure laws violate the California Constitution.  I’ll have some more analysis once I have had time to review the opinion.  In the meantime, here’s some articles from the Sacramento Be ...

May 07, 2014

Los Angeles responds to our General Plan 2035 letter

The Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission is currently in the process of adopting General Plan 2035. Like Obamacare, General Plan 2035 checks in at a whopping 900 pages. It seeks to reshape the county through mandates including: expanded transit districts, expanded mixed use development, mandatory farming districts, and "Employment Protec ...

July 11, 2013

A kind of bad decision by the California Supreme Court in Today's Fresh Start

Earlier today the California Supreme Court issued its opinion in an important charter school case, Today’s Fresh Start v. Los Angeles County of Education.  PLF had filed an amicus brief in support of the charter school.  In a unanimous opinion, the court sided with the county board. The case presented a due process challenge to the ...

March 03, 2010

Children are forgotten in school choice battle

Author: Joshua Thompson   Last week I blogged about the fight between Rowland Unified School District and Walnut Valley Unified School District over the District of Choice Act.  The District of Choice Act is one of California's only school choice programs.  It gives parents the freedom to choose the sch ...