• CA Homelessness Budget: How is it helping the Coachella Valley?

    Governor Gavin Newsom kicks off his week-long homelessness tour in Grass Valley. Last week the governor proposed more than $1 billion in spending to take on the homelessness crisis. Newsom said it’s the number one issue facing the state. “$650 million in emergency grants more money than ever has been distributed to cities and counties […]

  • Governor Newsom Expands Healthcare Coverage with New Budget

    Governor Gavin Newsom announced at a news conference Tuesday he will be going the opposite direction of the Trump Administration. Instead of taking action against the Affordable Care Act, he plans to dive head-first into his “first-in-the-nation health-care proposals” that became law as part of the new budget.  “There’s no starker contrast,” Newsom said at […]

  • California Lawmakers Poised to Approve $214.8 Billion Budget

    California lawmakers were poised Thursday to approve a framework for a $214.8 billion operating budget, the first step in a spending package that seeks to address the teacher shortage, expand health care to some adults living in the country illegally and bolster the state’s top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state […]

  • Parkinson’s Legislation Gives Hope for a Future Cure

    Parkinson’s disease is no longer just for seniors, it’s expanding its breadth and affecting more and more people, according to Jo Rosen, the founder of the Parkinson’s Resource Organization. Legislation is being proposed in California to put more resources towards a registry that would improve research. It’s called CPDR, or California Parkinson’s Disease Registry. It […]

  • Weaker Than Expected Marijuana Sales Ding California Budget

    California is paying a price for the shaky rollout of its legal marijuana market. State budget documents released Thursday show the Newsom administration is sharply scaling back what it expects to collect in cannabis tax revenue through June 2020 — in all, a $223 million cut from projections just four months ago. The reduced income […]

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