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With 1 out of 3 Californians on Medicaid, doctors push ballot measure to force state to pay more

Jun. 12, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom last year agreed to a tax increase that aimed to do two things: Help balance a budget with a multibillion-dollar shortfall, and pay doctors more money to treat patients covered by Medicaid — the taxpayer-funded health insurance program for...

California is sitting on millions that could boost wage theft response

Jun. 10, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As lobbyists for businesses and labor groups negotiate with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration on how to amend a unique California labor law that allows workers to sue their bosses, the two sides seem to agree on at least one puzzling reality. The law,...

Money-making L.A. hospitals quit delivering babies. Inside the fight to keep one labor ward open.

Jun. 07, 2024 15:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detranay Blankenship was 16 weeks pregnant when she found out she was expecting. The days passed quickly, and soon she was 7 centimeters dilated at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. The 26-year-old first-time mom wasn’t sure what to expect during...

Court ruling will allow student housing at UC Berkeley’s People’s Park, a counterculture landmark

Jun. 06, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People’s Park in Berkeley, which since the Vietnam War has been a site for protests and counterculture movements, can be converted into student housing for the University of California, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday, capping a yearslong legal fight over the...

How shots instead of pills could change California’s homeless crisis

Jun. 04, 2024 15:49 PM EDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — As Dr. Rishi Patel’s street medicine van bounces over dirt roads and empty fields in rural Kern County, he’s looking for a particular patient he knows is overdue for her shot. The woman, who has schizophrenia and has been living outside for five...

California governor criticized for proposal to eliminate health benefit for some disabled immigrants

May. 31, 2024 06:40 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed he would not fix the state's budget deficit by taking away health insurance from low-income adults living in the country without legal permission, calling the state's policy “something I believe in.” But Newsom would...

California advances measures targeting AI discrimination and deepfakes

May. 29, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As corporations increasingly weave artificial intelligence technologies into the daily lives of Americans, California lawmakers want to build public trust, fight algorithmic discrimination and outlaw deepfakes that involve elections or pornography. The...

Arizona doctors can come to California to perform abortions under new law signed by Gov. Newsom

May. 23, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Arizona doctors can temporarily come to California to perform abortions for their patients under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. California’s law is meant to give Arizonans an option to receive legal abortions from their doctor over the...

California advances legislation cracking down on stolen goods resellers and auto theft

May. 22, 2024 19:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate approved a bipartisan package of 15 bills Wednesday that would increase penalties for organized crime rings, expand drug court programs and close a legal loophole to make it easier to prosecute auto thefts. One proposal would require...

Teachers criticize Newsom's budget proposal, say it would 'wreak havoc on funding for our schools'

May. 17, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's largest teachers union on Friday turned up the pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom, announcing a public campaign aimed at blocking part of his plan to balance the budget because they say it “would wreak havoc on funding for our schools.” Newsom...