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  • Water infrastructure issues are front and center in Washington during Water Week 2017. Photo Credit: earl53/Morguefile

    Advocates Push for Big Federal Investment in Water Infrastructure

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. is drastically underfunding water projects, putting communities at risk for a catastrophic failure, according to a new report from the U.S. Water Alliance. Advocates for better water infrastructure are flooding Washington, so to speak, for Water Week 2017. The...
  • A bill coming up for a vote in the U.S. Senate would endanger state-sponsored retirement savings plans for workers. Photo Credit: S-C-S/iStockphoto

    Defensores de familias trabajadoras de CA pugnan por conservar cuentas de ahorro del estado

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Quienes apoyan un plan de ahorros para el retiro subvencionado por el estado presionan al Senado de los EEUU para que rechace una iniciativa que busca acabar con dichos programas en todo el pais. Son los defensores de familias tabajadoras que...
  • A bill coming up for a vote in the U.S. Senate would endanger state-sponsored retirement savings plans for workers. Photo Credit: S-C-S/iStockphoto

    CA Advocates for Working Families Push to Keep State-Based Savings Accounts

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Advocates for working families are fighting to keep a proposed state-sponsored retirement savings program called Secure Choice, even as some in Congress are trying to undermine this type of plan. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on a bill...
  • A new report recommends ways that California policymakers could improve outcomes for the state's children and toddlers. Photo Credit: ulkare/istockphoto

    Report: Healthy Babies, Toddlers Must be Higher Calif. Priority

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Less than 10 percent of California toddlers and infants who are eligible for subsidized child care actually get it. That’s one statistic in a new report that spells out ways to improve the growth and development of the state’s youngest residents....
  • Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Photo Credit: C. Cortez Masto

    Nation’s First Latina U.S. Senator Sworn In

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service CARSON CITY, Nev. – The country’s first Latina U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, was sworn into office on Tuesday representing the Silver State, a point of pride for Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The Democrat is the first female Hispanic senator ever, and one of...
  • A new report urges the incoming Trump Administration to prioritize the recovery of ten imperiled species, including the Joshua Tree. Photo Credit: WildEarth Guardians

    “Top Ten Species” for New Administration to Prioritize

    Report Highlights California’s Joshua Tree, Gray Wolf Suzanne Potter California News Service  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conservation advocates have come up with a top 10 list of imperiled species that the advocates say merits the attention of the incoming Trump administration – and two of them are in California. The...
  • Un reporte reciente advierte que 371 mil nevadeños, incluso muchos niños, perderían su cobertura de salud en 2019 bajo una modificación parcial de la “Affordable Care Act”. Photo Credit: D. Marshall/iStockphoto

    Investigadores advierten sobre terribles consecuencias de quitar la ACA

    Suzanne Potter/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service  CARSON CITY, Nev. — Si el Congreso retira partes de la Ley de Cuidado Asequible (ACA) sin remplazarlas, el número de estadounidenses sin seguro aumentaría a más del doble para 2019 -llegando a casi 59 millones-, de acuerdo a un nuevo reporte del Urban...
  • Still working for peanuts? The Fight for $15 movement rallied on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 for a "National Day of Disruption" in 340 cities, including L.A. and San Francisco. (cohdra/Morguefile)

    First Post-Election ‘Fight for $15’ Rally

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – The election that gave Republicans control of the White House and both houses of Congress isn’t stopping the grassroots “Fight for $15” movement, which sponsored what it calls a “National Day of Disruption” on Tuesday, November 29. The group had rallies...
  • A new report guides states on empowering foster parents to help them make the best decisions for kids in their care. (Anita Peppers/Morguefile)

    Report Recommends Greater Input for Foster Parents

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif – California’s foster-care system looks after 60,000 children a year, and a new study points out ways to make improvements, by giving foster parents more of a voice. Researchers at The Annie E. Casey Foundation suggest that state agencies make their treatment...