In the News

May 25, 2017

By Anna Gorman May 25, 2017

Though the budget analysis released Wednesday on the GOP health care bill didn’t address California specifically, both the state’s Medicaid program and its individual market could be seriously harmed if the legislation passes, according to legislators, consumer advocates and other critics.

May 24, 2017


California State Senator Ed Hernandez proposed a state constitutional amendment Tuesday which would make sweeping changes to the way UC campuses are governed.

May 23, 2017

By Teresa Watanabe

The University of California, under fire for controversial budget practices, would lose the autonomy it has enjoyed for 138 years under a state constitutional amendment proposed Tuesday.

May 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are proposing a change to the state Constitution and a new budget measure that would help them wrest control of spending by University of California President 

May 16, 2017

As national Republican leaders continue to try to defund Planned Parenthood, California and other states are considering steps to protect access to family planning services.

May 11, 2017

By Michelle Faust

Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget plan released Thursday does not restore $33 million for medical residencies in areas facing significant doctor shortages, disappointing state lawmakers and doctors' groups. 

May 4, 2017

Many of the 5 million Californians who receive health coverage through the Affordable Care Act risk losing insurance under a GOP health care bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday. State and health industry officials said they hoped the U.S. Senate would block the bill or revise it to better protect low-income communities and people with pre-existing conditions.