PUC nobailoutCalifornians spend $50 billion a year on services regulated by the state’s powerful, obscure Public Utilities Commission: electricity, phones, even buses and trains. Now, a new law adds wildfire safety inspections of electric equipment to that list.

Story by Ben Adler.

(Photo: Audience members during public comment at the California Public Utilities Commission meeting Jan. 31 hold signs that say "No PG&E bailout." - Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)

 

 

 

 

 

Doctors OfficeA new state audit finds the Department of Health Care Services isn’t doing enough to ensure Medi-Cal enrollees in rural areas have access to care.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

(Photo credit: Bart Everson – Wikimedia Commons [CC BY 2.0])

 

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