Governor and Democratic Leaders Announce Budget Deal

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SACRAMENTO — The budget compromise announced today between Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature’s Democratic leaders largely mirrors the governor’s proposal for a fiscally restrained spending plan that assumes conservative revenue projections. But there’s a catch: Rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers say they are agreeing to less spending than they wanted so they could pass the budget […]

California Passes Nation’s First Open Source Textbook Legislation

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SACRAMENTO – Only a signature away, Governor Jerry Brown will have an opportunity to lower the cost of college textbooks by creating the nation’s first free open source digital library for college students and faculty. Friday, the California State Senate unanimously passed the first of its kind open educational resource digital library, or (OER), offering […]

Sacramento Leaders Declare Pediatric Dental Care Emergency

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SACRAMENTO – Sacramento elected and public health leaders today urged the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to help children opt-out of Sacramento’s troubled Geographic Managed Care (GMC) program so that they can receive long-overdue dental care through other programs.  Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), who as a pediatrician and former First 5 Sacramento Commissioner […]