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Aug 10, 2021
Following infrastructure bill victory, Senate Dems look to universal pre-K
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After the passing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill today, Senate Democrats are eyeing their next political battle: a $3.5 trillion dollar spending proposal that includes a big expansion of safety net programs, including federally funded universal prekindergarten. Despite a hefty price tag, locally funded preschool programs have shown positive impacts for enrolled children. On today’s show, we’ll also discuss wildfire prevention, a dip in optimism among small-business owners and Los Angeles’ struggle to distribute rent relief.

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