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.

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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.

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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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