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Walters: Battles Over Local Tax Measures Heat up

A change in the governor’s office and expanded Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature have emboldened long-frustrated advocates of increasing taxes to expand health, welfare and education services. The California Tax Foundation calculates that bills already introduced this year would raise Californians’ taxes by $6.2 billion a year with others to...

As Vaccine-Before-Welfare Bill Moves On, Parents Demand Rights

A controversial bill regarding access to welfare and immunizations passed out of a state Senate committee Tuesday. But the author said he would consider amending the aspect of the bill that troubles parents’ rights groups. AB 1992, authored by Assemblyman Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) would improve access to the CalWORKS...