gavinnewsom3pGov. Gavin Newsom presents his revised 2019 budget proposal. (Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio)California lawmakers are expected to approve a budget Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to help middle-class consumers purchase health insurance on Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange.

Story by Ben Adler.








sink faucet flickr P (Edna Winti / Flickr / via CapRadio)UC Davis research shows drinking water served to roughly 350,000 people in the San Joaquin Valley is tainted. Clean-water advocates are praising lawmakers for addressing the problem. They say low-income & communities of color are most affected.

Story by Randol White.








River Fire apCal Fire Division Chief Mark Higgins directs helicopters dropping water as the River Fire burns in Lakeport, Calif., Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (Noah Berger / AP Photo / via CapRadio)Mark Ghilarducci, director of California’s Office of Emergency Services, discusses the communication systems and the need for personal preparation for natural disasters.

Story by Scott Rodd.


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