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May 28, 2013

Senado de CA aprueba medidas para proteger a migrantes

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PUBLICADO: May, 28, 2013 12:00 am EST

May 27, 2013

Agenda Legislativa de California
El estado de las legislaciones en California

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PUBLICADO: May, 27, 2013 12:00 am

Licencias de manejo hasta el 2015

El proyecto de ley AB60 del asambleísta demócrata de Salinas, Luis Alejo para dar licencias de manejo a los indocumentados de California logró salir del expediente del suspenso en el Comité de Asignaciones de la Asamblea donde muchas medidas se quedan atoradas. Ahora será votada en el pleno de la Asamblea la próxima semana.

May 22, 2013

Homenaje a homosexuales
Entre los funcionaros que serán galardonados en la Casa Blanca se incluye a dos californianos.
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WASHINGTON.—La Casa Blanca homenajeará hoy miércoles a 10 funcionarios del colectivo LBGT en coincidencia con el aniversario del nacimiento de Harvey Milk, el primer político abiertamente homosexual elegido en EEUU.

May 07, 2013

Viewpoints: Why immigration overhaul matters to state
By Manuel Pastor
Special to The Bee
Published: Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 9A

With the U.S. Senate finally poised to discuss immigration reform, it is important that those of us in California stay focused on what this might mean in the state and what is needed in a bill – and after – to help the state prosper.

April 26, 2013

California Senate Democrats offer alternative school funding plan
By Steven Harmon/MediaNews Group

Gov. Jerry Brown has a fight on his hands over his sweeping plan to overhaul the way public education is funded -- and it's coming from fellow Democrats.

A day after Brown warned legislators they would face the "battle of their lives" if they challenged his proposal, Senate Democrats on Thursday offered their own plan, which they characterized as more equitable to all schools.

April 25, 2013

Broad Coalition Calls for Reversal of Looming Medi-Cal Cuts
     By  Pauline Bartolone

An unlikely coalition has formed to try to stop cuts to California’s Medi-Cal program.

April 24, 2013

Unlikely coalition vows joint battle against Medi-Cal rate cuts

A veritable army of politically powerful but unlikely partners vowed today to jointly fight California's planned rate cut to Medi-Cal providers.

The broad-based coalition includes groups representing physicians, health plans, hospitals, dentists, first responders, and the state's largest labor union of health-care workers - Service Employees International Union.

April 23, 2013

Democratic senators offer alternative to Brown’s funding formula

By John Fensterwald
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Democratic leaders of the state Senate want to delay Gov. Brown’s sweeping plan for changing how schools are funded by a year and will recommend significant changes to it in a bill that they will reveal on Thursday.

April 23, 2013

Gov. Brown donors rally against his healthcare cuts

April 22, 2013

Some Lawmakers Seek Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Some California lawmakers are promoting a plan that would use an estimated $700 million in county savings from the Medi-Cal expansion to offer basic health care services to undocumented immigrants, the Sacramento Bee reports.

California's Low Income Health Program is an optional federal program that offers health coverage to uninsured legal residents in preparation for a Medi-Cal expansion under the Affordable Care Act.