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  • Children’s Groups Push for CA Governor’s Budget Priorities

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – Groups that advocate for children in California are pressing state lawmakers to fully fund Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget requests to expand access to early learning. Newsom is proposing to expand pre-kindergarten programs to all low-income 4-year-olds in the state within three years. Kim...
  • Governor’s Budget Aims to Lower Premiums, Expand Medi-Cal

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The State of California would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to improve access to healthcare and health insurance under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first budget, released on Thursday. The budget includes $200 million to allow undocumented low-income adults ages 18 to 26...
  • Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration as California’s Governor

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Only in America’s does California protect the piping plover’s nesting sites by relocation of 28 feral cats from Jones Beach State Park. Also, the Monarch butterfly population in CA declined by 80% during 2018. Residents are advised to plant milkweed which is their preferred food....
  • Governor Signs Landmark Patient’s Right to Know Act by Senator Jerry Hill

    SB 1448 Makes California the First State to Require Doctors to Notify Patients If Placed on Probation for Serious Misconduct Involving Patient Harm SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday September 19 signed Senate Bill 1448, the Patient’s Right to Know Act, which makes California the first state to require...
  • Consumer Advocates Urge Governor to Limit Short-Term Health Plans

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Groups fighting to keep California’s health care system on track are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 910 which would limit short-term insurance plans. The Trump administration finalized new rules in August to allow so-called skinny plans to remain in...
  • Senior Advocates Press Governor to Sign Housing Bill

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Senior advocates are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to do something about the housing crisis – and are pushing him to start by signing Senate Bill 2. The bill would increase the fee for recording certain types of real estate documents, excluding...
  • Governor Brown Signs Major Step Towards Citizen-Funded Elections

    SACRAMENTO, CA — SACRAMENTO – On Thursday September 29, 2016 Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill giving all Californian jurisdictions the right to give their citizens a bigger voice in democracy by changing the way election campaigns are financed. SB 1107 amends California’s antiquated ban on public financing of...
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bill Reducing Barriers to Building Additional Housing

    Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to reduce the barriers California homeowners face when seeking to build an accessory dwelling unit (granny flat) on their property will take effect this January after Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill today.  Senate Bill 1069 is the most extensive bill...
  • Governor signs bill co-sponsored by the SCCOE


    SAN JOSE, CA – Hundreds more children in Santa Clara County will have access to high-quality child care following the signing on September 24 of Assembly Bill 2368 by Governor Jerry Brown that will ease restrictions for low-income families. Authored by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, representing California’s 24thDistrict, and co-sponsored by the...

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