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Public News Service - CA: Welfare Reform

PASADENA, Calif. — Rep. Tom Price begins his first full week as secretary of Health and Human Services today, and Medicare advocates say they will continue to push Congress and the new administration to protect the program they call "crucial." Price, a Georgia Republican, came under fire from

PHOTO: The minimum wage in California is going up $1 starting July 1st. The increase from $8 to $9 an hour is the first increase in the state's minimum wage since 2008. Photo credit: San Jose State University.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's minimum-wage workers are getting a bump in pay. Beginning Tuesday, the state's minimum wage is increasing from $8 to $9 an hour. In 2016, the minimum wage will jump to $10 an hour under legislation signed by Governor Jerry Brown last year. The bill's author, Assem

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The ambitious goal is to end childhood hunger in California and across the nation by 2015. Actor and anti-hunger advocate Jeff Bridges is hoping the "No Kid Hungry Campaign" will help accomplish it. Bridges, along with governors and others interested in the cause, kicked off the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Schwarzenegger says California's cash crisis has left him no choice but to make tough cuts. The governor's revised budget calls for wiping out the state's welfare program in order to save California $1.6 billion. Kristen Golden-Testa, director of the California Health Pro

Deep cuts to health and human services are being proposed for California, with more to come on Friday. Faced with a $24 billion deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest request would eliminate the state's main welfare program, CalWORKs, which provides grants to low-income parents. The governor a

Race relations in America may have taken a big step forward with the historic election of Barack Obama as president, but racial challenges still remain. A national conference called Facing Race will focus on that challenge, while building upon the progress symbolized by the election of the country'

California's two senators will have a chance to reveal exactly where they stand on the renewal of the U.S. Farm Bill, which is expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate as early as today. The five-year, $288 billion bill would continue to pay out large subsidies to farmers who grow corn, cotton, wh

Sacramento, CA - The debate about healthcare reform lasted into the night as the California legislature tried one last time to pass a health package. The final proposal includes ways to control costs while expanding coverage to millions of Californians through their workplaces, public insurance prog

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