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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Assembly Passes Farmworkers Overtime Bill In 44-32 Vote

August 30, 2016

Farmworkers landed a decisive victory when the Assembly voted in favor of a bill that would expand overtime pay for farmers. With us Tuesday is Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler to talk about the implications of the bill passing.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

CapRadio Reporter Julia Mitric Shares Experience Reporting On California Farmworkers

August 30, 2016

CapRadio food and sustainability reporter Julia Mitric has spent time following California farmworkers in their daily workflow. She joins Insight to talk about her feature story examining how expanded farmworker overtime would help with production.

Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

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Farmworker OT Bill Passes Legislature After Heated Debate

August 29, 2016 | Ben Adler

The California Assembly has narrowly passed an unprecedented measure that would allow farm workers to earn overtime pay after working eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.

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Would A Transparency Bill Allow More Opaque Campaign Cash?

August 29, 2016 | Ben Bradford

New requirements for campaign ads on TV could pass the California Legislature this week, after six years of attempts by open government advocates. But a state elections watchdog says it’s been compromised.

Jae C. Hong / AP

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Legislature Backs Bills to Support State's Foster Youth

August 26, 2016

California legislators are taking steps to help more foster youth. One bill would expand access to mental health services and another would help pregnant teens prepare for the birth of their child.

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