By Rosanna Carvacho, Teresa Cooke and Gianna Setoudeh This past election was one of the most consequential elections in modern history. In the midst of a pandemic, Californians have continued to endure simultaneous crises including wildfires, rising homelessness, lack of affordable housing, racial injustice and climate change impacts, to name a few—all of which were Read More →
A shock wave. That’s the way area political experts described the stunning defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican whose hopes to become the next Speaker were washed out to sea on June 10 in a primary loss to David Brat, a professor at Randolph-Macon College. For the region, Cantor’s loss will Read More →
With the June 3 primary results in, a few of the races we’ve been watching have been decided, a ballot measure has been rejected and November certainly looks more interesting than it did a week ago. Last week’s results in Santa Barbara County represented a victory for incumbent 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf and Sheriff Read More →
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The intersection between business and politics continues to be one of the more fascinating locations on the planet. And so it is in the Tri-Counties, where business, jobs and the economy are going to play a role in three political races worth watching this year.
The votes have been counted and now California and the U.S. face a slightly changed political landscape but a series of new realities. Obamacare will not be repealed, Proposition 30 passed despite a furious advertising assault and Latino voters helped put a Democrat into a congressional seat that represents most of Ventura County. Some further Read More →
Elections do have consequences. And in the case of the First District Supervisor race in Ventura County, the consequences for business and economic development could be very large indeed. This race did not look too complex just a few months ago when incumbent Steve Bennett was widely seen as a shoe-in to win another term. Read More →