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Will Democrats in Legislature pressure Gov. Brown to increase state spending? 1

Will progressive lawmakers challenge Gov. Jerry Brown over his decision to dash their big dreams for the 2017-18 fiscal year? Or will they acquiesce as they mostly have in recent months of May after Brown released revised budgets without money for

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Brown budget projects $2 billion deficit, calls for more savings

Gov. Jerry Brown preached prudence on Tuesday as he unveiled his 2017-18 state budget, proposing no new major spending programs while taking a wait-and-see approach to the incoming Trump administration, even as other prominent California Democrats brace for the unknown.

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 29

Short-term pain with ACA repeal CA wall of debt Brown taps two top advisors for CPUC posts Former Lt. Gov. for Trump’s agriculture secretary? New disclosure rules show greater detail of lobbyists’ influence Good morning! TGIT. Republicans in Washington appear

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Study: ACA repeal would have big economic consequences without adequate replacement

California would suffer major economic consequences if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without an adequate replacement, according to a new study by the UC Berkeley Labor Center.  Republicans in Washington appear poised to repeal the ACA, better known as Obamacare,

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – December 12

How Obamacare repeals would affect some Californians Which way to go for CA GOP $340-million turf-rebate program in SoCal mismanaged AG/Law enforcement to track race stats in traffic, street stops NorCal rain fighting drought, uncertainty lingers Good morning. Happy Monday.

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CA Democrats target health care costs, seek Obamacare coverage for undocumented immigrants

  On several fronts, California Democrats have used the tail end of this political season to push for advances on their health care agenda — with mixed results.  In Sacramento, they succeeded in passing legislation targeting health care cost sticker-shock

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New Obamacare rule roils CA farms, farmworkers

The Affordable Care Act has long worried the California agricultural industry. But now the complaints have intensified because of a new requirement expanding coverage. Obamacare has largely been in effect for more than two years, but it wasn’t until Jan.

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Study: CA Obamacare clients struggle with cost

In May 2013, Covered California officials faced sharp criticism over claims that premiums would actually go down for many health insurance purchasers. Forbes.com’s Avik Roy wrote that the agency implementing the Golden State’s version of Obamacare needed to look at

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Medi-Cal boom strains doctors and budgets

With Medicaid eligibility expanded nationwide under the Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal enrollees have discovered that care in California is not keeping up with increased demand. “Today, more than 12 million Californians, nearly one-third of the state’s total population, are enrolled in the

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Covered CA struggles to meet expectations

“This issue of making health care affordable is not easy.” It probably wasn’t what Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, hoped to announce in the exchange’s second year. But the remarks came on the heels of a new survey

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