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Bill tightening vaccine rules advances as measles fears build

Despite furious opposition from parents who believe vaccinations are dangerous, a measure by state Sen. Richard Pan to tighten up vaccine exemptions passed an initial committee test last week on a 6-2 vote. Senate Bill 276 would make California only

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 6

Is Kevin de Leon’s ammo bill legal? Does Roger Hernandez have a path to victory in Congress?  Lawmaker names her boyfriend Veteran of the Year CA sixth largest economy in the world Vaccination law challenged  Democrats in the Legislature pushed through

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CalWatchdog Morning Read – July 1

November ballot fills out with 17 measures… and lawmakers want to add a few more Which gun-control bills will Brown sign? Vaccination law drives some out of state Why regulators want more money for air quality cleanup Good morning, happy

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Another mandatory vaccination bill advancing

When it comes to toughening state vaccination laws, the Legislature’s not done yet. A measure that would require child-care workers to be vaccinated for three common childhood diseases has passed a key vote in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. KQED News

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Brown signs vax bill, drawing lawsuit vow

As Gov. Jerry Brown signed a tough new vaccination bill into law, its vociferous opponents — who had fought the measure tooth and nail — vowed to sue the state and rally voters against it. Senate Bill 277 “requires almost all California schoolchildren

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Bill to mandate vaccinations for day care workers clears State Senate

A measure to require vaccinations for day care center workers has been approved by the California State Senate on a bipartisan 34 to 3 vote. Senate Bill 792 is authored by Senator Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, and according to the text

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CA vaccination regulations gain more steam

After a fractious debate, the California Senate passed a revised draft of the controversial bill that would largely eliminate the state’s religious and personal belief exemptions for child inoculation. With the bill on a likely track for passage in the Assembly,

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CA Democratic Convention: Marginalized group challenges party to stand for “health choice”

At this weekend’s state party convention, California Democrats went out of their way to acknowledge marginalized groups and affirm their commitment to a woman’s right to choose. “It’s a lack of respect,” House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said of why

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Mandated vaccination bill advances

After a surprisingly fierce challenge from anti-vaccine advocates, Sacramento legislators worried about the language of the landmark new vaccination bill have succeeded in crafting a passable draft. As CalWatchdog reported previously, supporters of SB 277 discovered that its original wording

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Temperatures rise in CA vax battle

The measles outbreak has injected the California Legislature with a new urgency in dealing with vaccine issues. First up is a new bill, as yet without a number, by state Sens. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, and Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, the latter

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