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5 Things California: Q&A w/Asm. Buffy Wicks, Legislators shaping health policy, Financial impacts on FQHCs

| Apr 5, 2021 | California

I know there are a lot of other important things going on in the world. But, tonight's game between Gonzaga and Baylor for the Men's NCAA College Basketball National Championship is on my list of things I will be watching tonight at 6:20 PM PST. If you missed the winning...[ Read More ]

California Assemblymember Rob Bonta on Racism as a Public Health Issue

| Apr 2, 2021 | California

With the recent announcement of the appointment of Assemblymember Rob Bonta as California’s new Attorney General, State of Reform wanted to highlight a conversation held at our 2020 Southern California State of Reform Health Policy Conference. In this conversation on Racism as a Public Health Issue, Bonta highlighted how structural...[ Read More ]

74% of Californians believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us

| Apr 2, 2021 | California

According to a statewide survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California on Californians and their Government, 74% of Californians say the worst of the pandemic is behind us. This is an increase of 16% from January.     One in five (21%) say the worst is yet to...[ Read More ]

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks on the California Housing Crisis and Health Equity

| Mar 31, 2021 | California

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks is focused on the fight for affordable housing and equity this session. From sponsoring a bill that will require local governments to establish rental registries that will collect data on rent increases and eviction history to help policymakers determine how to tackle the housing crisis, to a...[ Read More ]

California Bill to protect rights of immigrants in private detention centers passes Senate Insurance Committee

| Mar 30, 2021 | California

The California Senate Insurance Committee approved SB 334 by an 8-1 vote on Thursday. This bill, sponsored by Sen. María Elena Durazo and the state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, would protect the health and safety of immigrants held in private, for-profit prisons and detention facilities.     Nationwide, the health...[ Read More ]

How much does California receive from the American Rescue Plan?

| Mar 29, 2021 | California

The largest economic stimulus bill ever passed by Congress, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will provide $26 billion in fiscal recovery funds to the state and $16 billion to counties and cities with a population over 50,000.      The funds directed to the state will be available until...[ Read More ]

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