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March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The state Senate passed several bills Thursday as part of an anti-smoking legislation package, which aims to crack down on tobacco companies and e-cigarettes.

It’s being called one of the most sweeping changes the state has had in decades.

The first bill, called Tobacco 21, raises the smoking age from 18 to 21, in an effort to lower the number of premature deaths related to smoking cigarettes.

October 1, 2015

Cities have Option to Partner with Sanitation Districts on Stormwater Projects

by: Civic Publications, Inc.

June 2, 2015

By: Patrick McGreevy and Phil Willon

e state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 as part of an effort to reduce smoking by young people.

February 2, 2015

By: Pauline Bartolone (Health Care Reporter @CapRadioHealth)

The Senate Health Committee says it wants to learn more about the inefficiencies in health care spending.

Democratic State Senator Ed Hernandez chairs the committee.

“If we’re going to be mandating that every single person purchase health insurance, then it’s incumbent upon us to figure out what those cost drivers are,” Senator Hernandez says.

January 16, 2015

By: David Siders

October 7, 2014

By: Emily Bazar