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Photo : Olympian Kate Hansen honored in Sacramento March 10, 2014 (l-r) Asm. Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles); Assembly Minority Leader, Asm. Connie Conway (R-Tulare); Kate Hansen; Speaker of the Assembly, Asm. John Perez (D-Los Angeles); Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, Asm. Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach)

Local Olympian Kate Hansen honored in Sacramento

Southland 2014 Olympian, Kate Hansen, was honored during the “Woman of the Year”  awards ceremony in the Assembly Chambers of the State Capitol in Sacramento yesterday. Hansen was among 80 recipients who were recognized for making  “… a great contribution to California and who have inspired women and girls in California and beyond,” according to a news release. Assemblyman Gatto nominated Hansen for her “… athletic accomplishments and indomitable spirit.” Gatto explained it this way in the release: “I owe so much to the strong women in my life, who inspired... Read More →

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Photo: website -- California Governor Schwarzenegger holds news conference to discuss the passing of the budget in Sacramento 10/08/10

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Governor signs new budget with deep cuts for the needy Finally, following weeks no months of haggling, the state has a new budget. My relief  over the passage of the budget is tempered by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s last minute act of cruelty and elitism. After a hard fought compromise in the legislature, the governor used his line veto to slash more than $960 million from the budget before signing it yesterday. All of the governor’s cuts were directed at social programs including aid to families moving off of welfare and mental health services for children with... Read More →

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