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  • An unreasonable restriction on the right to vote

    An unreasonable restriction on the right to vote
    One of the most fundamental rights of an American citizen is the right to vote. And though not nearly as many citizens take part in elections as we'd like, no one should be stripped of that right without clear cause. But thousands of Californians with developmental disabilities have been barred from voting without full consideration of their capabilities and, according to a complaint filed with the Justice Department, likely in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • State Senate OKs measures on immigrant healthcare, e-cigarettes

    State Senate OKs measures on immigrant healthcare, e-cigarettes
    The state Senate approved a hotly debated measure Tuesday that would provide healthcare coverage to many immigrants who reside in California illegally. Lawmakers also gave the first full-house approval to bills that would raise the state smoking age...

    California Senate votes to expand grants for university students

    California Senate votes to expand grants for university students
    The state Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would increase the number of university students getting financial aid and provide special grants to those attending the California State University system who stay on track to graduate in four years....

    Disabled L.A. man's desire to vote leads to probe of alleged state violations

    Disabled L.A. man's desire to vote leads to probe of alleged state violations
    Stephen Lopate was just a boy when he first mentioned he wanted to vote someday in a presidential election. It was 2008, and he told his mother he liked Hillary Clinton because she was a smart woman. Years later, when he turned 18, Lopate's mother...

    Vaccine mandate bill revamped to ease home-schooling waiver

    Vaccine mandate bill revamped to ease home-schooling waiver
    A proposal to require more children to be vaccinated before entering school in California was revamped Tuesday to address concerns that it might bar many young people from a public education. But key members of the Senate Education Committee, which is...