050516CapitolPMore than two months into the coronavirus pandemic, Californians are still having issues filing for unemployment benefits. And state lawmakers expressed their frustration during a legislative hearing on Thursday.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

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Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced today that about 10,000 low-income households in the city may soon be getting free internet service.

Story by Steve Milne.

California expects to collect more individual mandate fines from people not carrying insurance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But some experts and advocates say the state should reconsider penalizing Californians who are already struggling.

Story by Sammy Caiola.




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