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Public Works Union Attacks Eric Garcetti’s ‘Green New Deal’ in L.A.

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, the largest union representing Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees, are taking sides against a local Democratic candidate for city council who supports Mayor Eric Garcetti’s version of the “Green New Deal,” highlighting her socialist affiliations.

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti and Suzette Quintanilla attend the ceremony honoring her late sister, singer Selena Quintanilla, with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 3, 2017, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / TARA ZIEMBA (Photo credit should read TARA ZIEMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

L.A. Olympics Could Lose over Council-Mayor Fight

Now that Boston has withdrawn from bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the moribund offer from Los Angeles has been revivified, but the Los Angeles City Council’s demand that it have power to veto any taxpayer guarantee for financial losses may sink the city’s bid.

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