California Update for Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Nov 21, 2017

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• The director of the California Senate Fellows Program allegedly knew last year about a senator’s reputation for inappropriate behavior with women – yet still placed a female student Fellow in his Capitol office anyway.

Meanwhile, a former Senate Fellow says Senate Fellows director David Pacheco discriminated against her because she was a Latina Republican. You can read about that in Ben’s full story HERE.

Seema Verma, now head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Nov. 22, 2016.
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• Seema Verma, the federal administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says the federal government is still looking at new health care models, but in the meantime, states should feel empowered to make their own changes.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sammy Caiola.