Santa Clara County Officials Spar Over Who Should Influence Billions of Dollars in Tax Appeals

What would’ve been a routine nomination erupted into a political brawl between county Assessor Larry Stone and Supervisor Dave Cortese.

Susan Ellenberg Leads in Santa Clara County Supervisor Race

Garbage haulers, cemetery operators and public safety unions spent heavily to hit Susan Ellenberg with attack mailers, to little effect.

Dominic Caserta in Free Fall as Key Endorsers Back Out Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Dominic Caserta has been losing key endorsements in his bid for Santa Clara County supervisor after new allegations surfaced this week.

Santa Clara County Sheriff Outmaneuvers Re-Election Challenger for Key Endorsement

Laurie Smith won two key union endorsements, making the bid to unseat her that much more of an uphill battle.

Silicon Valley Workers Rally for Union Rights as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Janus v. AFSCME

Silicon Valley workers rallied as the U.S. Supreme Court sparred over a case that could undermine the financial footing of labor unions.

County Supervisor Dave Cortese Shuts Down Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on ‘Sanctuary Cities’

County Supervisor Dave Cortese gamely endured an interview with Tucker Carlson to discuss a court victory for “sanctuary cities.”

Labor Council Execs Insult, Lie to Palo Alto City Council Candidate

The SBLC has seen better days. There’s always the next crop of political stars to groom, but managing endorsements has proven a challenge.

Measure B Returns Yet Again: Labor, Business Unite to Back 1/4-Cent Sales Tax Measure

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo joined labor leaders to tout the measure as a fix for the city’s short-staffed police force.

County Funds Sales Tax Poll to Support Labor Council Agenda

Pollsters commissioned by Santa Clara County will gauge voters’ willingness to pass a new sales tax. But this isn’t the survey’s first run.

Silicon Valley’s Roads in Better Shape than Education System

Local leaders in transportation, education, housing and equity convened last week in Mountain View’s Computer History Museum for the 2015 Silicon Valley Regional Economic Forum.