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Lawmakers frustrated by lack of progress on veterans home
Lawmakers frustrated by lack of progress on veterans home

When Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva read here last Sunday that it could take two more years to build a kitchen in the half-empty West Los Angeles Veterans Home, she called outgoing Assembly Speaker John Pérez at home. "Let's see what we can do to speed up this process," Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), head of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, said to Pérez. Pérez, the outgoing Assembly speaker, was on board with that. "I think I speak for all my colleagues in both parties in saying we're incredibly frustrated by the delays," Pérez told me. In one of the more incredible bureaucratic debacles in recent memory, the CalVet...

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