single-payer health care

California Update for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

• After a noisy push for single-payer health care divided California Democrats last year and spawned months of hearings and discussions, the new state budget contains little to mark that debate.

 

• A voter initiative that would repeal California's rent control law, and allow cities to craft their own, more expansive rent control rules, has qualified for the November ballot.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Chris Nichols.

California Update for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018
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• Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he backs the single-payer health care bill that stalled in the state Legislature last year — but not in its current form.

• California and 17 other states announced Tuesday they are suing the federal government over efforts to weaken fuel-efficiency standards for cars.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Friday, March 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018
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• 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.

California Update for Thursday, February 8, 2018

Feb 8, 2018

• Hearings about creating a single-payer health care system or universal coverage have wrapped up at the California state Capitol, for now. The final meeting of an Assembly committee was dominated by discussion of a single-payer bill.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

California Update for Monday, February 5, 2018

Feb 5, 2018
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• Four current California lawmakers, including a candidate for governor, are named in sexual harassment claims released Friday by the state Legislature.

Find the full story from Capital Public Radio, with details about many of the claims and the lawmakers’ responses HERE.

California's Top Court Upholds Expedited Death Penalty

Aug 25, 2017
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ALSO: California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has laid out a path forward for universal health care legislation – but not the single-payer bill he sidelined earlier this year.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

California Lawmakers Ask Feds To Stop Alt-Right Rally In SF

Aug 16, 2017
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ALSO: The Democratic and Republican leaders of the California Assembly are both facing revolts from party activists after their actions on high-profile issues infuriated grassroots liberals and conservatives.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.