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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: More Details On What’s in California’s New State Budget

June 13, 2019

California’s $213 billion state budget has been finalized. Some items made it into the budget, some didn’t. Notable inclusions are health insurance for undocumented Californians. CapRadio's Ben Adler explains.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Budget Deal’s Big Health Care Changes: Middle Class Subsidies On Covered California, And A State Individual Mandate

June 12, 2019 | Ben Adler

The budget California lawmakers are expected to vote on Thursday includes first-in-the-nation aid for middle-class consumers who buy health insurance on the individual market. It would also bring back an individual mandate penalty at the state level.

Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California Looks To Clean Air Funds To Pay For Clean Drinking Water

June 12, 2019 | Ezra David Romero

More than a million Californians don't have access to clean drinking water. But a decision by the state Legislature Sunday to spend $130 million yearly could change that.

Noah Berger / AP Photo

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Cal OES Director Talks About Fire, Floods And Earthquakes

June 12, 2019

What does Cal OES do? How does it intersect with the various agencies when there’s a disaster? And what about disaster prevention and recovery? Populations who might need assistance or accommodation?

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Breaking Down Gov. Gavin Newsom's First California Budget Deal

June 10, 2019

CapRadio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler breaks down the budget, by topic, including tax conformity, expansion of Medical for undocumented Californians and bills affecting renters.