Monday, August 15, 2022

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President Biden this week is poised to sign into law sweeping legislation that addresses climate change and prescription drug costs; Measuring the Supreme Court abortion decision's impact in the corporate world; Disaster recovery for Eastern Kentucky businesses.

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Federal officials warn about threats against law enforcement; Democrats push their climate, health, and tax bill through Congress; and a new report reveals 800 Americans were evacuated during the Afghanistan withdrawal.

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Infrastructure funding is on its way, ranchers anticipate money from the Inflation Reduction Act, and rural America is becoming more diverse, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the leadership.

California

Monday, August 15, 2022

CA Ranks 33rd in Child Well-Being

The Golden State ranks 33rd in child well-being, according to the new Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In the report…

Vote Expected Friday in U.S. House on Inflation-Reduction Act

Health advocates are hailing the new Inflation Reduction Act, saying it would be the biggest health-care reform since the Affordable Care Act…


Vote Set for Today on CA Bills to Combat Extreme Heat

As parts of Southern California suffer with triple-digit temperatures, state lawmakers are set to vote today on two bills to study and mitigate heat …


State Launches California Student Loan Debt Challenge

The state has just launched the California Student Loan Debt Challenge, to let public service employees - like teachers, law enforcement, nurses…

25 Years of CHIP: Impact of Children's Health Insurance Program

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, which in California is part of Medi-Cal. The program …


Advocates Call for Action: Monarch Butterflies on “Red List”

The iconic orange and black migratory monarch butterfly has just made the Red List of Threatened Species, designated by the International Union of …

Guaranteed Income Helps Parents Boost Kids’ Education

By Katie Fleischer for Ms. MagazineBroadcast version by Suzanne Potter for California News Service/Public News Service After another school year …


Hunger Advocates Celebrate Progress; Vow to Continue Fight

California's new budget expands CalFresh benefits to low-income undocumented people age 55 and older, and now advocates are looking to build on their …

U.S. Postal Service Mechanics Speak Out in Favor of Electrifying Fleet

U.S. Postal Service mechanics are pressing for more electric vehicles in the fleet, as long as the infrastructure to support them is expanded as well…


Farmworker Advocates Fight to Save Community Garden

A farmworker group in Watsonville is speaking out after a local church terminated the lease on land used for a community garden. The group, called …


 

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