Gov. signs bills affecting public agency website use

The 2015-16 legislative session ended on Aug. 31, and now Gov. Jerry Brown has begun to sign and veto some of the many bills...

Prop 61, a prescription drug purchase and pricing initiative: Major...

Proposition 61, titled by its drafters as “The California Drug Price Relief Act,” and on the ballot as “State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards....

Voter scam: Response to complaints from voters

County elections officials and the California Secretary of State’s office have received more than 100 complaints from voters who have received letters from a...

Dueling plastic bag propositions 65 and 67: What happens if both...

Both propositions 65 and 67 deal with the subject of plastic bags but in opposing ways. If both pass, depending on which proposition receives...

Prop 60 to require more stringent condom regulation in porn industry:...

On its face, Proposition 60, “Adult Films, Condoms, Health Requirements Initiative Statute,” would seem likely to attract wide approval as a health initiative designed...

Mosquito that can carry Zika virus found near Hemet: First West...

Zika virus The invasive Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can harbor and transmit the dangerous Zika virus, has been detected near the Hemet outskirts, according to...

Prop 52 aims to extend private hospital fees that help fund...

Proposition 52, “State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment,” is fairly straightforward in its objectives but a bit...

Covered Cal health insurance rates increasing for 2017: Shopping for plans...

Last month, Covered California announced its rates for health insurance in 2017 with some health plans intending to expand into new areas this year....

Prop 56 will increase cigarette tax and include electronic brands

Proposition 56 (The California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016) proposes to amend the state constitution to increase current state excise...

County confirms second Zika case

A woman from the Coachella Valley has tested positive for the Zika virus and health officials say the woman contracted the illness during her...
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