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ICM Partners Hires Political Strategist Hannah Linkenhoker

ICM Partners has hired political strategist Hannah Linkenhoker to offer advisory services to clients interested in issue-oriented political engagement, the talent and literary agency announced Wednesday. Linkenhoker joins the agency from NMA Consulting Partners, which has offices in L.A. and San Francisco, where she has served as managing director since 2015.

Anti-Development Measure Trounced at Polls; Sales Tax Increase for Homeless Services Appears to Squeak By

Measure S, the measure that would have restricted major developments in the city of Los Angeles, was overwhelmingly defeated at the polls on Tuesday, prompting a sigh of relief from business groups, developers and affordable housing advocates.

Southland Air Regulators Approve Tougher Emission Rules

Local air quality regulators on Friday adopted a sweeping air emission reduction plan that cracks down on industrial polluters, especially local oil refineries. In a separate action, the regulators also enacted a new rule to limit emissions from metal finishing plants, which until now have been mostly exempt from regulation.

L.A. County Unemployment Rate Dips Back Below 5 Percent

L.A. County’s unemployment rate dipped back below 5 percent in January despite the usual seasonal loss in payroll jobs, according to state figures released Friday.

Trucking Firms Fear Hiked Fuel Taxes Will be Steered From Road Repairs

Driving Issue

Trucking businesses back fuel tax hikes but worry the money will be steered away from road repairs.

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Business Groups Draw Line Against Linkage Fees

DEVELOPMENT: Critics of mayor of L.A.’s proposal say cost hikes would kill projects.

Local business groups are lining up against Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed development linkage fees, saying they are too high and would discourage projects.

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Officials Break Ground on $1.6 Billion LAX International Terminal

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and airport officials broke ground Monday on a new $1.6 billion international terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Business Fails to Outraise S Supporters

Measure for Measure, Voters Face Key Policy Decisions

Restrictive Measure S heads to a photo finish on Election Day as the fundraising race remains even.

Pot industry repeats: M Not N; M Not N

Measure for Measure, Los Angeles Voters Face Key Policy Decisions

Pot industry is high on Measure M – not N! – as the means to set up regulatory groundwork.

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Los Angeles Paces Field in Congestion

Report rates region as worst in terms of traffic, resulting in total loss of $9.6 billion annually.

Los Angeles tops a traffic report as the most-gridlocked urban area in the world.

Gov. Brown Comes Out Against Measure S

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday formally announced his opposition to Measure S, the anti-development initiative on the March 7 Los Angeles city ballot.

Los Angeles to Donate Rent-Free Space to Manufacturing Institute

The city of Los Angeles is planning to donate rent-free space to the recently launched Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

LAEDC Raises More than $1 Million for New Initiative to Attract High-Paying Jobs

The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday it has raised more than $1 million from major employers, universities, and civic organizations to fund a new initiative to bring more high-paying jobs to the county.

Forecast: Unemployment to Hold Steady in L.A. County as Job Growth Slows

L.A. County’s unemployment rate is expected to hover around 5 percent this year and next year as the job growth rate slows, according to a forecast issued Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Will Air Plan Box In Cargo?

SHIPPING: Businesses fear proposal may curb truck trips

Cargo movers fear proposed air regulations could drive down the number of truck trips.

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