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Health Care

California Boosts Access to Opioid Addiction Treatments

April 28, 2017 | Sally Schilling

The state aims to boost support for physicians to prescribing opioid addiction treatment drugs.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Brown Signs $50 Billion Transportation Funding Package

April 28, 2017 | Ben Adler

Californians will pay more at the pump later this year – and more to register their cars and trucks starting next year – to fund transportation projects from pothole repairs to public transit, under legislation signed today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Health Care

Study Finds Republican Health Proposals Would Increase Premiums

April 27, 2017 | Sally Schilling

A Covered California analysis finds some Republican health policies could dramatically increase premiums.

Environment

California Senate Passes Bill That Would Boost Stormwater Capture Projects

April 27, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The California State Senate has passed a bill that would make it easier for cities to finance and build projects to capture stormwater.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Millions Undisclosed In UC Audit, Single-Payer Bill Passes First Hurdle

April 27, 2017

Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler shares his report on the single-payer health care legislation and the state auditor's findings of undisclosed money from the University of California.

State Government

Bill Aims To Give Minority Farmers A Greater Say In Agriculture Policy

April 26, 2017

If it passes, the bill would require the California Department of Food and Agriculture to include farmers of color in all the steps of creating programs and policies.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Single-Payer Bill Passes First Vote In California Legislature

April 26, 2017 | Ben Adler

California lawmakers have given initial backing to the progressive Holy Grail of a statewide single-payer health care system. But Wednesday's Senate committee vote was largely symbolic, as even supporters acknowledge the proposal needs more work.

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