L.A. Cases Prompt Second Try at Teacher Firing Bill
A new legislative session has begun and lawmakers in Sacramento are wasting no time in crafting new bills. Some are new and some are familiar from the last session, such as a bill that would make it easier to fire teachers accused of sexually abusing students. A state audit released on Tuesday showed districts such as Los Angeles Unified end up agreeing to costly settlements to get rid of teachers.
New Calif. Delegation Will Have Less Seniority in Congress
More than a dozen newly elected U.S. House members are preparing their moves to Washington. California lost 14 incumbents in last month's election. Fresh faces may lead to fresh opportunities -- but that big of a turnover might reduce the Golden State's clout on Capitol Hill.