• California isn’t moving to a single-payer health care system anytime soon. So a coalition of liberal advocacy groups is calling for policy actions this year to achieve statewide universal coverage under California’s current health care system.
• Lawmakers think the underground pot market is growing. That’s why a new bill would eliminate taxes on cultivating cannabis and drop the excise tax from 15 to 11 percent for three years.
Today's reporting by Ban Adler and Ezra David Romero.