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New era begins in L.A. County government as 'supermajority' of Democrats takes the helm

New era begins in L.A. County government as 'supermajority' of Democrats takes the helm

 A new era began Monday at the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors with the end of the old guard and the inauguration of a generation of board members that is likely to accelerate a shift toward more liberal policies on a variety of issues.

Monday marked the inauguration of new board members Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger. With this, the five-member board will have four women and four Democrats.  

They’ve already made clear some of their early priorities: confronting daunting issues like the county’s mammoth homelessness problem and protecting immigrant youth who feel threatened by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald...

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