| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law let states expand Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor, largely at federal expense. California is one of 27 states that have taken up Washington's offer, and well over 1 million...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:25 PM
The 2010 federal healthcare reform law required virtually all adult Americans to carry insurance, starting this year. And to help make policies affordable, it offered subsidies to lower-income households while expanding the Medicaid insurance program to...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The NFL season kicks off on Thursday, which means the prognostication engine is fully fueled and running. If offseason personnel moves and preseason dress rehearsals are any indication, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are well on their way to a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A bill that would phase out rebates for the wealthy who buy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles passed the Assembly and could join two related bills Thursday on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.
One of the other bills would increase the number of...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:55 PM
To address the problem of rape on campuses, California colleges and universities would have to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity under a proposal passed by state lawmakers Thursday.
If signed by Gov....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:16 PM
In response to a series of scandals involving mistreatment of children under state supervision, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law new rules giving county social workers access to the criminal histories of foster parents and employees at...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:03 PM
California community colleges could offer four-year degrees for the first time, and suspension of defiant schoolchildren would be curtailed, under proposals sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by the Legislature on Thursday.
Bids to reduce sentences for some...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- After a half-day standoff, the Florida Legislature voted Friday to let the state's main school-voucher program expand its enrollment in exchange for more oversight of student-performance and the organization running the system.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:47 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With just days left before calling it quits, the Florida Senate is reviving debate over whether to allow the state's main school-voucher program to grow its enrollment base in exchange for stronger accountability of students and...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:58 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida may beef up penalties for poachers who harvest shark fins in state waters, but a Senate panel on Thursday gutted a broader effort to restrict the trafficking in fins for the dwindling population.
Shark meat and fin sales in...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:10 PM
Nearly 200 proposals were shelved in the Legislature on Friday, including controversial measures that would have provided healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, imposed a tax on oil drilled from the ground and created a voluntary...