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Posts from 2013

Fiscal Wiz Carmen Chu named Assessor-Recorder

Calling her fiscally “brilliant” SF Mayor Edwin Lee named Carmen Chu (MPP ‘03) as the city’s Assessor-Recorder. “Carmen’s exemplary budgetary skills as chair of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Board of Supervisors have benefited the entire city,” says Mayor Lee. Th… More

Robert Reich on the Minimum Wage

Professor Robert Reich discussed why raising the mimimum wage is a “no-brainer” with NPR's Talk of the Nation. More

Sequestration Cuts Will Devastate Head Start

by Vijay Das (MPP candidate '13)

Our leaders often peddle the role of family. Yet with the specter of a federal government shutdown, Washington has put our most vulnerable citizens on life support. While the White House expands preschool, Washington shrinks Head Start. California's poorest kids deserve better. A brain child of Lyndon Johnso… More

Demand Good, Sustainable Food Retail Jobs to Fight Food Deserts

by Sally Smyth (MPP Candidate '13)

In his State of the Union Address this month, President Obama called for a much- needed increase to the federal minimum wage. Almost four million American workers are paid at or below the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour for their work, adding up to about $15,000 per year, per person for a full-time, 40 hour per week… More