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June 20, 2017

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The grants will help clinics, including Planned Parenthood, to stay open.

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California on Monday will announce plans to award $20 million in emergency grants to local health and Planned Parenthood clinics in anticipation of possible U.S. healthcare funding cuts, according to State Treasurer John Chiang’s office.

June 19, 2017

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COMMUNITY CLINIC HELP: Small and rural nonprofit health care clinics, including Planned Parenthood, could benefit from state assistance under a $20 million deal reached last week in state budget negotiations.

June 19, 2017

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By Rina Palta

The number of Californians eligible for the state's earned income tax credit is expected to surpass one million under changes to the credit in this coming year's budget. 

June 16, 2017

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By Patrick McGreevy

The state Legislature on Thursday voted to strip the state’s scandal-plagued tax board of most of its duties and powers, sending the governor a bill that would transfer taxpayer appeals hearings to a new office of administrative law judges.

June 16, 2017

The California Legislature has passed a $125 billion spending plan, its largest-ever budget, Thursday.

In a compromise between Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown, the plan funds much of what the governor had proposed cutting.

"This bill is the culmination of months of consideration, deliberation, and negotiation in the Legislature and with the administration," Senate Budget Chair Holly Mitchell said.

June 15, 2017

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By Chelsea Shannon

A bill that would prevent California employers from asking job applicants about their salary history took another step forward Wednesday.

June 15, 2017

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Over the past couple years, Krystal Johnson has been offered multiple raises and a promotion in her work in retail. But she's turned every one down.

The $.50 or $2 hourly wage increase would have come with a cost. She would earn too much to qualify for state-subsidized child care.

June 15, 2017

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Photo caption: Sen.Holly J. Mitchell during a recent visit with workers at a new Kaiser hospital in Los Angeles.

By Michelle Faust