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Clean energy is among priorities as Latino lawmakers broaden focus of bills
Clean energy is among priorities as Latino lawmakers broaden focus of bills

Latino lawmakers, who have increasingly flexed their muscle as a voting bloc in the Capitol, endorsed a slate of proposals Wednesday that includes efforts to increase voter registration and promote clean energy. The package underscores how the lawmakers are broadening their focus from core issues such as immigration to economic and environmental policies as well. “The issues that the Latino legislators care about are issues that matter to all Californians,” said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Although Latinos continue to see immigration as a key issue, “other issues are definitely gaining in...

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