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What's Buried In California’s Budget Package? Lawmakers Send 12 Bills To Gov. Gavin Newsom.

June 17, 2019 | Ben Adler

The budget bill that now sits on Newsom’s desk is just the tip of the iceberg. State lawmakers sent him another dozen on Monday that would implement the spending plan, with more to come before the end of the month.

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Advocates Call California’s Budget A ‘Big Win’ For Early Childhood Education

June 14, 2019 | Chris Nichols

The budget Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign later this month pays for thousands more children to attend free, all-day preschool and for families to receive subsidized childcare.

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Legislative Analyst: Gov. Gavin Newsom's Proposed Raises For California Prison Guards Not Justified

June 14, 2019 | Ben Adler

California’s nonpartisan budget watchdog is blasting a labor deal between Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration and the state prison guards’ union, which lawmakers could vote on as soon as Monday.

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Postmates — Like Uber And Lyft — Is Working With California Labor Groups To Keep Independent Contractors. Critics Aren’t Sold.

June 14, 2019 | Scott Rodd

The gig economy giants, who use independent contractors instead of employees, have long opposed efforts to unionize their workforce. But a California Supreme Court decision and looming state legislation are forcing them to change course.

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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.

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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?

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