med files anA proposal to protect Californians from surprise emergency room bills has stalled in the legislature.

Story by Steve Milne.

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kids vacc g nprRequiring vaccinations for children in California has emerged as a heated issue at the Capitol this year. But a proposal to increase vaccination rates for children on welfare has gotten little attention.

Story by Scott Rodd.

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ab 1046 pic 2San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting wants to use a tax-credit model that worked for rooftop solar ... but shift it to the auto industry to sell more clean cars.

Story by Randol White.

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