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California Lawmaker, Governor Reach Deal on Vaccine Bill

SACRAMENTO — The author of a California bill limiting medical exemptions for vaccinations is accepting Gov. Gavin Newsom's demand for additional changes. Sen. Richard Pan on Friday amended a companion bill to reflect the governor's wishes, days after lawmak...

California Vaccine Rules Advance Over Emotional Opposition

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers advanced tougher rules for vaccinations late Wednesday after hearing hours of testimony from hundreds of opponents while the nation grapples with the highest number of measles cases in decades. The Senate Health Committee a...

Should Vaccines Be Required To Receive Welfare?

Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) says he doesn’t want to penalize welfare recipients whose children’s immunizations aren't up to date. Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) But his proposed AB 1992 may just do just that, according to a parents’ ...