Jimmy Gomez’ plans for Congress; heat wave prompts calls for energy conservation; layoffs looming at L.A. Unified

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Morning Report

  • Newly elected 34th District Congressman Jimmy Gomez of Eagle Rock explains his strategy for pushing a Democratic agenda through a Republican-controlled Congress. Washington Post
  • State energy officials are asking Californians to conserve electricity today and Wednesday in midst of a heatwave expected to send temperatures into the triple digits in Inland areas. KTLA
  • L.A. Unified is considering the layoffs of 120 employees, many of them library aides, and the cutting the pay of others as part of its proposed budget for the next fiscal year. The cuts don’t involve teachers but there would be fewer positions available as enrollment continues to fall. L.A. Times

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