KALW News election coverage http://kalw.org en California commits to paying for education http://kalw.org/post/california-commits-paying-education <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; text-indent: -0.05pt;">San Francisco’s Measure A passed yesterday, which means City College will get much needed funds. Prop 30 also passed, meaning Californians taxed themselves more than 6 billion dollars to help pay for public education.</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 02:00:35 +0000 Ali Budner 19101 at http://kalw.org California commits to paying for education Alameda County's Measure B1 still up in the air http://kalw.org/post/alameda-countys-measure-b1-still-air <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; text-align: justify;">There’s one race still up for grabs in the Bay Area: Measure </span>B1<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; text-align: justify;">, Alameda county’s proposed new transit tax.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 01:53:59 +0000 Julie Caine 19102 at http://kalw.org Alameda County's Measure B1 still up in the air Latino voters show up for Obama http://kalw.org/post/latino-voters-show-obama <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px;">Latino voters are credited with coming out in large numbers yesterday for President Barack Obama to help him secure a second term. Locally, Latino voters came to the polls with mostly one issue on their minds.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:03:40 +0000 Julie Caine 19088 at http://kalw.org Latino voters show up for Obama Teachers relieved by Prop 30 results http://kalw.org/post/teachers-relieved-prop-30-results <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.684819792977071" style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">When she came into work this morning, Frank McCoppin kindergarten teacher Selina Cheung didn’t know whether she’d have a job next semester or not.</span><span style="background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px;">Parent Siobhan </span>Culhane<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px;"> hadn’t heard the news about Proposition 30 either.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:48:42 +0000 Casey Miner 19094 at http://kalw.org Teachers relieved by Prop 30 results Richmond voters strike down the soda tax bill http://kalw.org/post/richmond-voters-strike-down-soda-tax-bill <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px;">A city usually famous for its crime is now becoming known for its progressive politics. In Richmond, one of the local city measures that got national attention was the so-called soda tax, which would have taxed sodas at one penny per ounce.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:40:17 +0000 Isabel Angell 19099 at http://kalw.org Richmond voters strike down the soda tax bill