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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.

April 21, 2013

Dan Morain: State pushes 'green chemistry'
By Dan Morain, Senior editor
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April 19, 2013

Some California leaders want low-cost health care for undocumented immigrants
By Jim Sanders

About a million of California's poorest undocumented immigrants would have access to basic low-cost health care under a plan being pushed at the Capitol.

President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul excludes undocumented immigrants, but some California leaders want to fill that gap by offering a safety net of primary and preventive care that does not consider immigration status.

April 19, 2013

California senator continues push to strip Boy Scout tax status

20130311_HA_LEGISLATORS1424.JPGThe Boy Scouts of America's announcement that it is proposing to lift a ban on gay youth scouts hasn't persuaded a California state senator to drop his bid to repeal the organization's nonprofit tax status in the state.

April 19, 2013

Aprueban monitoreo a empleados escolares en CA

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PUBLICADO: Apr, 19, 2013 12:00 am EST print article

Autoridades de educación de California vigilarán a empleados con antecedentes de conducta inapropiada

Protesta de padres en la primaria Miramonte en Los Ángeles, cuando dos profesores han sido acusados de cometer actos lascivos.

Protesta de padres en la primaria Miramonte en Los Ángeles, cuando dos profesores han sido acusados de cometer actos lascivos.

April 15, 2013

Agenda Legislativa

PUBLICADO: Apr, 15, 2013 12:00 am
Araceli Martínez Ortega

Igualdad para los Jóvenes